Wedding Cakes, Rats and Rodeo Queens by Anne Cameron

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Having grown up in a home where TV reruns of Gunsmoke were their only insight into what a stable and happy family life could be, it's no surprise that Kitty and her siblings learn to rely on themselves to find success in life through unconventional channels. There's Seely who masters the art of creating the perfect wedding cake; Savannah who starts her own family with three common-law husbands to share the parenting and the household chores; Glen who finds love and acceptance with an older man; Jimmy who learns to release the spirits in trees through his skills as a woodcarver. And then there's Kitty, who rides the rodeo circuit. Unable to stop blaming herself for a childhood tragedy she didn't create, Kitty seeks consolation through her love of both horses and women.
 

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Anne Cameron was born in Nanaimo, BC. She began writing at an early age, starting with theatre scripts and screenplays. In 1979, her film "Dreamspeaker", directed by Claude Jutra, won seven Canadian Film Awards, including best script. After being published as a novel, "Dreamspeaker" went on to win the Gibson Award for Literature. She has published more than 30 books, including the underground classic "Daughters of Copper Woman", its sequel, "Dzelarhons", novels, stories, poems and legends - for adults and children. Her most recent novels are "Family Resemblances, Hardscratch Row, " and a new, revised edition of "Daughters of Copper Woman". She lives in Tahsis, BC
 
Published January 1, 1994 by HarperCollins. 295 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction