A Good House


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$23.00  $21.39
St. Martins Press-3PL
Publish Date
5.5 X 8.5 X 0.8 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

A resident of London, Ontario, Bonnie Burnard is also the author of two award-winning story collections. A Good House is her first book to be published in the United States.


"[An] incandescent first novel." --The New Yorker

"A Good House is a deep read. You keep finding more and more satisfaction in the unshowy craft, the unique vision of this writer who can tell you hard truths, hopefully." --Alice Munro, author of The Love of a Good Woman

"The finest novel published in some years in our country. Its grace, its generosity, its humanity are present on each of its pages." --Carol Shields, The Ottawa Citizen

"Burnard soon proves, in this increasingly intricate and rewarding book, to have a keen appreciation for the sad, surprising, joyous, important things that happen to people whose lives, by every demographic measure, could be called normal in the extreme... Burnard's painstaking focus on seemingly mundane details makes the events that shape her characters' lives not only believable but also somehow bigger than the moment, universally true." --Louisa Kamps, The New York Times

"A deeply moving story of the truths of family life." --Publishers Weekly (starred)

"Wondrous...Burnard unrolls the tapestry of the narrative without ceremony or writerly pyrotechnics, in a deceptively simple style reminiscent of The Bird Artist by Howard Norman...all that life has to offer is served up effortlessly, with clarity, understanding and insight...a gem of a book." --Valerie Ryan, The Seattle Times

"By subject and style, Burnard is in the territory of Jon Hassler and Annie Proulx, in the ranks of Alice Munro and Carol Shields." --Robert Allen Papinchak, Chicago Tribune