DONNELLY, Mary Rose
Title: Great Village : A Novel.
Publisher:  Cormorant Books, Toronto, 2011, ISBN:9781770860025
Seller ID: 95037
DONNELLY, Mary Rose. Great Village : A Novel. (Toronto) : Cormorant Books, (2011). First Edition. Pp (6),1-312,(2). 8vo, illustrated black card covers, French flaps. “Retired schoolteacher Flossy O'Reilly has spent almost allof her eight decades in the seaside community of Great Village, Nova Scoti a. It is now a quiet Maritime village where relationships between friends and family move at the pace of the tides; where there is no rush because, sooner or later, everyone finds out what they need to know with a trip to thegeneral store. When Ruth, the teenaged granddaughter of an old friend, arr ives from Ontario for a three-week stay, time suddenly catches up with Great Village. As Flossy watches the sometimes tactless young woman grow into her own, she begins to question whether maintaining the calm surface of her life is worth keeping secrets from and about those closest to her — or if everyone could benefit from a little more candour. With grace, patience, andwisdom, Mary Rose Donnelly paints a rich portrait of life in small-town No va Scotia, and of relationships as charming as they are complex.” - from the front flap. Very good. 11.00