Falling Angels

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HarperCollins Canada, Mar 28, 2011 - Fiction - 240 pages
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The lives of the Field sisters are forever changed the day their mother drops their infant brother over Niagara Falls, driving each of the girls to find different ways to cope with the war zone that their home becomes amid the changing world of the sanitized suburbs of the fifties and sixties.

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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

From the outside, the Fields family looks like your typical suburban household. Dad goes to work everyday. Mom stays home and looks after their three daughters, Sandy age eight, Lou age nine and Norma ... Read full review

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The year is 1969, and somewhere in an Ontario suburb, the Field family's fragile domestic peace is slowly coming to an end. The three Field sisters - Norma, Lou and Sandy - are each just trying to ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Barbara Gowdy is the author of seven books, including Helpless, The Romantic, The White Bone, Mister Sandman, We So Seldom Look on Love and Falling Angels, all of which have been met with widespread international acclaim and critical praise. She has been a finalist three times for the Governor General’s Award and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, twice for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and has been long-listed for the Booker Prize. In 1996 she received the Marian Engel Award, and in 2008 the Trillium Book Award. Barbara Gowdy is a Member of the Order of Canada and a Guggenheim Fellow. She lives in Toronto.

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