The Mountain and the Valley

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McClelland & Stewart, 1989 - Juvenile Fiction - 302 pages
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The Mountain and the Valley is an affectionate portrait of David Canaan, a sensitive boy who becomes increasingly aware of the difference that sets him apart from his family and his neighbours. David’s desire to write is the secret that gives this haunting story its detailed focus and its poignant theme.

Set in the years leading up to World War II and against the backdrop of the Annapolis Valley’s natural beauty, The Mountain and the Valley captures a young man’s spiritual awakening and the gradual growth of artistic vision.

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User Review  - Gayle_C._Bull - LibraryThing

I struggled to get into this book. Its lengthy descriptions of the landscape interrupted the flow of the story making it difficult to stay emotionally engaged with the characters. I may give it ... Read full review

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User Review  - ParadisePorch - LibraryThing

(Literary Fiction, Vintage, Canadian author, Atlantic Canadian) Published in 1952, this is an Atlantic Canadian classic and is set in the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia, in the years leading up to ... Read full review

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About the author (1989)

ERNEST BUCKLER was the author of numerous books of short stories and essays and two novels. His many honours included honorary degrees from Dalhousie University and the University of New Brunswick and the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour.

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