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by David Adams Richards
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Genre Fiction
  • Author:
    David Adams Richards
  • ISBN:
    0385658877
  • ISBN13:
    978-0385658874
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  • Publisher:
    Doubleday of Canada; First Printing edition (2003)
  • Pages:
    400 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Genre Fiction
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    1851 kb
  • Rating:
    4.6
  • Votes:
    702
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Acclaim for David Adams Richards’ RIVER OF THE BROKENHEARTED If there’s literary justice in this world, River ought to be a. .Richards merits the kind of plaudits that were frequently lavished on Davies.

Acclaim for David Adams Richards’ RIVER OF THE BROKENHEARTED If there’s literary justice in this world, River ought to be a notable commercial success. Richards merits the kind of plaudits. As a pure storyteller, Richards has it all ove. ust about every male writer in this country. His comedy is so deeply rooted in an absurdist’s delight in the illogicality of thinking processes raddled by alcohol and drugs or addled by greed and vengeance.

David Adams Richards ied about his age and we.

David Adams Richards ied about his age and went gaily off to war, hoping, like his own father, that a crawl over the top might do him in. He wrote to Janie from Halifax, jostled in among other soldiers in a crowded train station, waiting to take the Queen Mary across the pond. You might not know, but I have 1302 guppies in my room.

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River of the Brokenhearted book. David Adams Richards is perhaps the greatest Canadian writer alive, wrote Lynn Coady in the Vancouver Sun. From this winner of the Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Award comes a story of a woman’s determined struggle against small town prejudice, and her son’s long battle against deceit. Richards’ own family ran Newcastle’s Uptown Theatre from 1911 to 1980, and Janie is based on his grandmother.

River of the Brokenhearted. From David Adams Richards, winner of the Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Award, comes a magnificent and haunting novel about the entwinement of remembered love and unforgotten hate

River of the Brokenhearted. From David Adams Richards, winner of the Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Award, comes a magnificent and haunting novel about the entwinement of remembered love and unforgotten hate. Spanning generations, River of the Brokenhearted tells the life and legacy of Janie McCleary, a strong-willed Irish Catholic girl who dares to marry a man from the Church of England.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. In the 1920s, Janie McLeary and George King run one of the first movie theatres in the Maritimes. The marriage of the young Irish Catholic woman to an older English man is thought scandalous, but they work happily together, playing music to accompany the films. When George succumbs to illness and dies, leaving Janie with one young child and another on the way, the unscrupulous Joey Elias tries to take over the business. But Janie guards the theatre with a shotgun, and still in mourning, re-opens it herself.

David Adams Richards, CM, ONB (born 17 October 1950) is a Canadian writer and member of the Canadian Senate.

David Adams Richards, CM, ONB (born 17 October 1950) is a Canadian writer and member of the Canadian Senate

River of the brokenhearted. by. David Adams Richards. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Motion picture theater managers - Fiction. Irish - Canada - Fiction. Single mothers - Fiction. Catholic women - Fiction. Catholics - Fiction. New Brunswick - Fiction. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on September 28, 2012. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

Aida Edemariam on David Adams Richards' tale of feuds, River of the Brokenhearted.

Set in a small town on a river in New Brunswick, River of the Brokenhearted, David Adams Richards's first novel since his Giller Prize-winning Mercy Among th.

River of the Brokenhearted

Quinthy
The synopsis from the other reviews are accurate. The feud between the families is really one-sided as the main family keeps getting duped and manipulated by the other - over and over and over again for generations. There are a few laughs and some tiny victories but they are too few and far between. There is a bit of pay-off/resolution finally at the end, but I'm not sure it was worth all the tedium. I feel that the author communicates the characters' emotion well. However, the writing style can be difficult to follow. Sometimes within the same paragraph the setting and focal character changes with no transition. It will jump like this often. The book's voice is in the present, but he speaks almost in 1st person while following the chronology of 4 generations. I enjoyed the bits of cinema history, but again, not really worth the time.
allegro
Found this an extremely tedious read... pathetic characters ... from over the top evil to simply ignorant.. I cannot remember laughing, not even chuckling, once through this whole story. I only read it all the way through because I was hoping for at least one redemption of a character in this book. Never happened. Glad the torture of finishing this book is complete.
Lilegha
I thought the book drug on with very little action. I considered not finishing it when I was about half way through the book but I always finish books. I really wouldn't recommend the book. I thought the way it was written was good. The story unfolded from the past and continued until the writer was telling the current day. I thought all of the characters were unlikable.
Cells
I purchased this while it was $2, thinking I'd expand my reading topics. I can't finish the book. I think it could have been a good book - but the speach patters the charactors use drive me nuts. It reads like something a child would write. I read a lot and there are very few books I can't finish, but this one has twists and turns that don't seem to make sense, charators that seem stiff, and over all, just not a good flow.
Hinewen
I had no clue what this book would really be like but was pleasantly surprised by the way it held my interest. It didn't hold surprised but kept me reading because of the people, their lives and Howe they all interacted. I could almost be there on the river with then. Hope to find more if her books.
Alsardin
This book is a good read. A little slower moving than I prefer in a book. One of those books I could put down, but would come back to.
Ynonno
Wonderful book - well written. The book was a quick read and moved smoothly. I would like to read more books by this author.
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