The Very Marrow of Our Bones

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5.5 X 8.4 X 1.3 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author

Christine Higdon is a writer, editor, and graphic designer. She was shortlisted for the 2011 Marina Nemat Award and for the 2016 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize. Daughter of a Newfoundlander and a British Columbian, Christine lives in Mimico, Ontario, where she hooks rugs, worries about the bees, and longs for either ocean. This is her first novel.


"Higdon's debut novel is a finely observed chronicle of two women's lives . . . this novel will appeal to readers more interested in the journey than the destination." -- Publishers Weekly

"An ambitious debut novel that will make you cry, cringe, and laugh . . . This small-town drama is jam-packed with revelations and sweet portraits that stick." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Canadian librarians in particular will want to pay attention to this debut." -- Booklist Online

"This wondrous book concerns more than mere detective work, expanding instead on the grander mysteries of love and hate, survival and destruction - and most powerfully, perhaps, of decades-long journeys home." -- Toronto Star

"Brutal and punishing with occasional grace notes, The Very Marrow of Our Bones is concerned with morbidity -- both the human capacity for it and what people make of it when it becomes the raw material of their lives." -- Foreword Reviews