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Downhill chance

Author: Donna Morrissey
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Set in a pair of isolated fishing communities in Newfoundland during and after the Second World War, this is the story of two families joined by friendship but torn apart by fear and sorrows. Prude Osmond reads her tea leaves and predicts dark days ahead. Meanwhile, an hour's boat ride away, Job Gale leaves his wife and two young daughters behind to fight in the war, a cause neither they nor their neighbors  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Family saga
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donna Morrissey
ISBN: 0618189270 9780618189274 0340822848 9780340822845
OCLC Number: 50235035
Notes: "A Mariner original."
First published in Canada in 2002 by Penguin.
Description: 429 p. : map ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Donna Morrissey.
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Set in a pair of isolated fishing communities in Newfoundland during and after the Second World War, this is the story of two families joined by friendship but torn apart by fear and sorrows. Prude Osmond reads her tea leaves and predicts dark days ahead. Meanwhile, an hour's boat ride away, Job Gale leaves his wife and two young daughters behind to fight in the war, a cause neither they nor their neighbors understand. The war and the dark secrets it holds cascade over the Gale family, afflicting the sensitive yet resourceful Clair, an unforgettable heroine. Forced to restart her life in another place, she must forsake the family she loves and her community. Morrissey blends drama, gritty realism, and a flair for the comic in this unique novel.

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