The perfection of the novel: a sweeping tale of a woman's loss and discovery from the best-selling author of The Perfection of the Morning.
Sharon Butala achieved that magical combination of critical acclaim and popular sales success with her #1 national bestseller, The Perfection of the Morning (over 50,000 copies sold). Now, in what many are predicting will be her most powerful novel ever, Sharon Butala returns to Perfection territory in a profoundly moving tale of two generations of western women and their search to heal themselves.
A farm woman like her mother and her grandmother before her, Iris finds her comfortable rhythm of prairie life shattered forever when her husband dies suddenly. She begins a search for the niece she raised as a daughter, but has not seen for ten years. Lannie, fleeing from her own past, is desperately trying to save others - and herself - in the drought-ravaged deserts of Ethiopia. In her quest for Lannie, Iris must come to terms with her rage, her longing for love and the inexorable truths of nature.
The Garden of Eden is a transforming story that travels deep into the heart of contemporary womanhood and challenges the myth of the West. A search for redemption in a landscape on the edge of ruin, The Garden of Eden is a passionate testament to Sharon Butala's immense talent as a writer and interpreter of our own search for a place in the world.
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"... one of this country's true visionaries."' The Toronto Star
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SHARON BUTALA is an award-winning and bestselling author of both fiction and non-fiction. Her classic book The Perfection of the Morning was a #1 bestseller and a finalist for the Governor General’s Award. Fever, a short story collection, won the 1992 Authors’ Award for Paperback Fiction and was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for best book (Canada and Caribbean region). Butala is a recipient of the Marian Engel Award, the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, and the 2012 Cheryl and Henry Kloppenburg Award for Literary Excellence. In 2002 she became an Officer of the Order of Canada. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.Review:
'A pleasant, honest book, with the homely virtues of a good, solid piece of furniture. Give it to your mum for her birthday; it might transform her life' THE TIMES 'Her writing has a strength and directness that matches the prairie, people and landscape. There is little sentimentality here, but there is compassion, for those who protect the land, for the people who grow our food, and for those in other parts of the world who go without. Anyone who reads this novel will have their complacency about these issues shaken to the ground' GAIL ANDERSON-DARGATZ
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Book Description Phyllis Bruce Books Perennial, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006485030
Book Description Phyllis Bruce Books Perennial, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6485030