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Shadows on the rock

Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1995.
Series: Vintage classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Vintage classics edView all editions and formats
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"In 1697, Quebec is an island of French civilization perched on a bare gray rock amid a wilderness of trackless forests. For many of its settlers, Quebec is a place of exile, so remote that an entire winter passes without a word from home. But to twelve-year-old Cécile Auclair, the rock is home, where even the formidable Governor Frontenac entertains children in his palace and beavers lie beside the lambs in a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
History
Fiction
Named Person: Louis de Buade Frontenac, comte de; Louis de Buade Frontenac, comte de
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Willa Cather
ISBN: 0679764046 9780679764045
OCLC Number: 32468152
Description: 229 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Vintage classics.
Responsibility: Willa Cather.
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"In 1697, Quebec is an island of French civilization perched on a bare gray rock amid a wilderness of trackless forests. For many of its settlers, Quebec is a place of exile, so remote that an entire winter passes without a word from home. But to twelve-year-old Cécile Auclair, the rock is home, where even the formidable Governor Frontenac entertains children in his palace and beavers lie beside the lambs in a Christmas créche. As Cather follows this devout and resourceful child over the course of a year, she re-creates the continent as it must have appeared to its first European inhabitants. And she gives us a spellbinding work of historical fiction in which great events occur first as rumors and then as legends--and in which even the most intimate domestic scenes are suffused with a sense of wonder."--Back cover.

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