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The Wind Seller

3.56  ·  Rating details ·  25 ratings  ·  5 reviews
In her highly anticipated second novel, Rachael Preston tells a vibrant, compelling story of 20th century piracy. Exploring the complex struggle for freedom against a backdrop of passion and repression, The Wind Seller is the story of two vulnerable, shellshocked people and the "wind seller" who captivates them both.

Life in 1924 Kenomee, Nova Scotia, seems simple enough. U
Paperback, 296 pages
Published April 21st 2006 by Goose Lane Editions
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Feb 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
(Fiction, Middle-grade, Atlantic Canadian)

Set in 1924 in a Bay of Fundy coastal village near Economy, Nova Scotia, this middle-grade fiction explores the after-effects of the Halifax Explosion seven years earlier.

Honestly, I remember very little else about this but I did rate it at the time of reading – and I noted that the author has never lived in Nova Scotia. Was that important, I wonder?

3 stars

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I really wanted to like this book, but just didn't. Couldn't even finish it.
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Prairie Dog Book Club selection!
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Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Small towns can be such intriguing settings for books. The high seas have also provided keen adventures for literature. Mix the two together with a bit of historical fact and a wonderful novel will arise from the blank pages. And that is what Rachael Preston has done with The Wind Seller.
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Highlights a little known piece of Canadian history through well-drawn characters and rich detail.
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Rachael Preston is the author of three novels. Tent of Blue, 2002, The Wind Seller, 2006, and The Fishers of Paradise, 2012. In 2013, The Fishers of Paradise won Arts Hamilton's inaugural Kerry Schooley Award for the book that celebrates and is most evocative of the city of Hamilton. Subsequently, Wolsak & Wynn released a reprint edition in April 2016. Project Bookmark Canada has honoured The ...more