The Shipping News: A Screenplay by Robert Nelson Jacobs

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Miamax, Jan 16, 2002 - Performing Arts - 166 pages
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Based on E. Annie Proulx's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Shipping News traces the unlikely tale of Quoyle, who, after the death of his estranged wife, is left grieving with his daughter Bunny. When a long lost aunt arrives at Quoyle's doorstep and convinces them to head north, his fortunes begin to change. On the coast of Newfoundland, in a place where life is as rough as the weather and secrets are as dense as the landscape, Quoyle lands a job as a reporter for a local paper. In the course of this new career, he discovers dark family mysteries and finds friendship and love with a single mother who has secret of her own. A dramatic and moving story, The Shipping News is one man's extraordinary journey of self-discovery when he returns to his ancestral home.

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User Review  - Jamie Fodale - Goodreads

I did not enjoy this book. I kept reading in hopes of it getting better and it never did. It was well written, but the story line was severely lacking drama, heart ache or anything to draw you in and make you sympathize with the main character. Read full review

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User Review  - Annemarie - Goodreads

I loved the mixed bag genre of this book. Travel, Romance and Cookery. I didn't find the romance overpowering as some did. I loved the section when she talks of her first visit to Venice and opens the ... Read full review

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