River of the Brokenhearted by David Adams Richards

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Janie McCleary runs one of the first movie theatres in New Brunswick. A successful woman in a world of men, she is ostracized, a victim of double-dealing and overt violence. She trusts no one outside her family. Spanning generations, River of the Brokenhearted explores the life of this formidable woman, a pioneer before the age of feminism, and her legacy as it unfolds tragically in the lives of her son and grandchildren. Written with aching compassion and masterful sophistication, River of the Brokenhearted muses on the tyranny of memory and history, and peers into the hearts of these extraordinary characters. By the author of Mercy Among the Children.

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David Adams Richards lives in Toronto with his wife and two sons.
Published January 1, 2003 by Doubleday of Canada. 400 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Romance, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Like Sydney Henderson, the father in Mercy Among the Children (for which, in 2000, Richards shared the Giller prize with Michael Ondaatje), Miles seems - especially in the macho town where he is such a misfit - weak, exasperatingly passive;

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