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Consider the Lilies by Iain Crichton Smith
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Apr 10, 2014

it was amazing

The title almost put me off but was soon hooked. Aside from the feisty old lady who rules her old farm house, it is about the Scottish clearances - and the exodus to NS and other parts of Canada. It is about an old lady notified by a man on a white horse she is about to be kicked out of her farmhouse. It is very poetic with rural images that last and has elements of Brian Moore's "Lonely passion of Judith Hearne" and Margaret Laurence's "The Stone Angel".
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April 10, 2014 – Started Reading
April 10, 2014 – Shelved
April 10, 2014 –
page 20
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April 27, 2014 – Finished Reading

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