Roses are difficult here: a novel

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McClelland & Stewart, Jan 1, 1990 - Fiction - 325 pages
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Story of life in Shelby, a small western town located in the Alberta foothills in the 1950's and the effects that a sociologist from an Eastern University has on the town when she arrives to conduct a study on the town.

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
20
Section 3
34
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About the author (1990)

W.O. Mitchell, the only Canadian author recognizable by initials alone, was born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan in 1914. Educated at the University of Manitoba, he lived most of his life in Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Alberta, where for many years he was the most renowned resident in High River. He and his wife, Merna, subsequently moved to Calgary.

During a very varied career Bill Mitchell travelled widely and was everything from a Depression hobo to the fiction editor of Macleans. A gifted teacher, he was visiting professor at the University of Windsor for several years, and a creative writing instructor at the Banff Centre for many summers.

His best-loved book is Who Has Seen the Wind. Since its publication in 1947 it has sold over half a million

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