The Uncharted Heart by Melissa Hardy

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These eight tales of survival and triumph, suffused with magical realism, bring to life the harsh struggles, the dreams, the greed, the obsessions, the xenophobia — and the love — experienced by the trappers and prospectors who flocked to northern Ontario during the Porcupine Gold Rush (1900 – 1922).


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About Melissa Hardy

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Melissa Hardy's first novel was A Cry of Bees, which was published in 1970 when she was just seventeen years old. Since then she has won the Journey Prize for an excerpt from her short story collection Constant Fire and the Canadian Authors Association Jubilee Award for The Uncharted Heart (Knopf Canada). Her writing has appeared in many literary journals and has been twice anthologized in Best American Short Stories and the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. The Geomancer's Compass marks her debut as an exciting new YA author. Born and raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Melissa Hardy makes her home in Port Stanley, Ontario.
 
Published December 3, 2010 by Vintage Canada. 224 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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