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After her eccentric mother's death, young Arva House moves to a close-knit outport with hopes of escaping the past that plagues her. But tangled rumors follow, and she soon becomes the object of speculation. Craving a sense of stability, Arva makes hasty choices, and finds herself enmeshed in a net laden with deceit, infidelity, and latent hostility. Only when the man she ...more
Paperback, 238 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Breakwater Books Ltd. (first published January 1st 2003)
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I found this book delightful. It was enchanting, captavating and charming. Nicole Lundrigan did an amazing job capturing the essence of the people from the East coast. It is a well written book, very fluid, and captavating. I found I picked it up and read it until it was done. That being said, it is an "easy read"; one of those books you can pick up and read without spending hours pondering what the meaning of the book is. Its not a ter
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Aug 14, 2011 Bxrlover rated it really liked it
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Why is it that I have no trouble putting into words how I feel when I have finished a book that was not my cup of tea, but when it comes time to write a review for a book that I really liked, I am stumped?

This story brought to life the NFLD that I have heard tell about (as my late husband would have said) for close to 30 years. Many of the characters resembled my former inlaws, or if not them, their friends and neighbours.

One of the things that I loved best about this novel was the leisurely pac
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This is my 4th of Nicole's books and while I liked it well enough....I did not enjoy it anywhere near as much as Glass Boys or The Widow Tree which I found very powerful and haunting. I liked Thaw more then this one as well, but less then the aforementioned. Seeing this was her first book it is not at all surprising that her writing would grow and flourish. And I see clearly that each book she writes is definitely a progression of her talents. Love this writer! Next is The Seary Line....
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I am a slow reader and so I have barely made it past the first few pages. Will keep you posted on the book- so far so good
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"If there is a new wave of Newfoundland fiction going on, Nicole Lundrigan may be one of its leaders... Lundrigan writes about Newfoundland the way William Faulkner wrote about the American south."
- The Western Star

Nicole is the author of five novels: UNRAVELING ARVA, THAW, THE SEARY LINE, GLASS BOYS, and THE WIDOW TREE. Her literary fiction has been selected as a top ten pick by Canada’s national
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