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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Beautiful language. Well written. Conveys the simplicity of rural life without being romantic. A bit slow Read full review

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One of the most hauntingly beautiful books I have ever read of how our lives are wasted in dreaming and never actualized. Read full review

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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