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AWARDS • Thomas Head Raddall Fiction Prize • Commonwealth Regional Prize for Fiction • KOBZAR Literary Prize •  Margaret and John Savage First Book Award • Long-listed for the Impac Dublin Literary Award

"It's like stepping into a photograph."

Amy Woods St. Louis Post

"Her filmmaker's keen eye for detail...has allowed her to bring  a family, a landscape, and a fragment of Canadian history to life." Winnipeg Free Press

"Starred Review. Superb historical fiction...enthusiastically recommend." Library Journal

"One of the top ten best first novels of the year." 

Booklist pick.

"A gorgeous, moving tale...a sweeping family saga as vast and unforgiving as the prairies." Townsville Bulletin, Australia

"A beautiful story about two families who have nothing, but manage to strip each other of everything." Easy Living UK

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