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This girl’s life

Cordelia Strube has a genius for revealing layers of conflicted feelings to which humans are subject


* On the Shores of Darkness, There Is Light

Cordelia Strube

ECW Press

Smart and sassy girls are the focus of Cordelia Strube’s latest novel, a masterful blend of comedy and tragedy that delves into contemporary family life. At the heart of the book is 11-year-old Harriet, who tries to cope with the ineffectual adults around her by chanelling her considerable energy into creating art and earning money to run away. Harriet wants to follow in the footsteps of her idol, Tom Thomson, by fleeing to Algonquin Park to paint the fall colours.

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