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Donna Morrissey has earned my eye with this novel. Set in Atlantic Canada, we find ourselves walking alongside Kit, the heroine of the story, through her often difficult life

Donna Morrissey has earned my eye with this novel. Set in Atlantic Canada, we find ourselves walking alongside Kit, the heroine of the story, through her often difficult life. Raised mostly by her grandmother, with a mother who is developmentally delayed, Kit struggles hard in the small town world to remain independant and strong.

Kit’s Law, Morrissey’s first novel, was the winner of the Canadian Booksellers Association First-Time Author of the Year Award and shortlisted for many prizes, including the Atlantic Fiction Award and the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award. Morrissey lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Библиографические данные. Kit's Law: A Novel Penguin celebrations (Том 11). Автор.

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Donna Morrissey has written six nationally bestselling novels. She has received awards in Canada, the . See if your friends have read any of Donna Morrissey's books.

Donna Morrissey has written six nationally bestselling novels.

Author Donna Morrissey. Books by Donna Morrissey: What They Wanted. 10 1. 10. Sylvanus Now. 8, 10. Kit's Law., 10. Downhill Chance.

Kit's Law. 381 printed pages. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. It is the Fifties in an isolated outport in Newfoundland. Nothing penetrates this antiquated existence, as television, telephones, cars, even roads, elude the villagers and the only visitors are fog-bound fishermen. Here, outside of Haires Hollow, lives 14-year old Kit Pitman with her mentally handicapped mother Josie both women cared for and protected by the indomitable Lizzie, Kits grandmother. The three live a life of some hardship, but much love, punctuated by the change of seasons in the isolated gully where they live. by Donna Morrissey. Ms. Morrisey's book helped to bring me back to the small outport I grew up in through the wonderful story of Kit's braveness, and the strong development of characters in the story who were comparable to those I remember from back home. I felt connected to Kit somehow, although I am not sure how exactly. Most likely it was through Ms. Morrisey's amazing writing style which made the book such a charming piece of work to read. I am anxiously awaiting Ms. Morrisey's next book. I recommend Kit's Law to anyone looking for an amazing and well-written story.

Kit& Law Donna Morrissey Hodder 9780340769126 : A stunning debut novel with a vivid Newfoundland setting, raw, unforgettable characters and a powerful story. In a wild gully beside a village. Кол-во: о цене Наличие: Отсутствует. Возможна поставка под заказ. При оформлении заказа до: 13 сен 2019 Ориентировочная дата поставки: начало октября При условии наличия книги у поставщика.

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бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. In this powerful debut novel from one of the most gifted storytellers to emerge from Canada since Carol Shields, we find all the old-fashioned virtues: a vivid sense of place, an intricate and suspenseful plot, . . In this powerful debut novel from one of the most gifted storytellers to emerge from Canada since Carol Shields, we find all the old-fashioned virtues: a vivid sense of place, an intricate and suspenseful plot, and a feisty heroine whom we cant help rooting for on every page (Margot Livesey). Kit Pitman is fourteen and lives in a ramshackle cottage on the outer banks of Newfoundland, where isolation is all she knows. The only visitors are fogbound fishermen and an occasional young man brought ashore to keep the bloodlines clean.

I bought this to read for my book club. Various members of the club had strong reactions to it (some loved it, some hated it and could barely finish it). I wasn't sure what to expect when I finally received it. One person told me to push through reading the first 40-50 pages in the first sitting or I wouldn't come back to it. She was right. The first pages were hard to get through because of the dialect but once that character wasn't central anymore, the story flowed. I ended up finishing the book on the second night of reading it because I got so interested in it. It's definitely one of regional peculiarities but anyone that has grown up in a small town will recognize many of the characters. I recommend it!
One of my rare five star selections. This book had quality writing, well developed characters and unexpected twists. It was highly recommended to me by someone who grew up in the area where this story took place. She vouched for the authenticity that the author brought to the area. Highly recommend.
I needed this book for my summer school. The school will end tomorrow. Two days ago an email came to me saying it is not shipped yet! I said I don't need it anymore, cancel it. I hope they do!
Another great book by a really great author!
My Review: The fact that this book is set in a remote Newfoundland village in the 1950's caught my attention since I'm always on the lookout for new (or at least 'new to me') Canadian authors. I found Morrissey's writing to be very engaging and lyrical as she vividly describes Newfoundland and its culture, unique dialect and small coastal town feel.

But it was an interesting premise regarding Kit's living situation and that kept me reading. Kit, Josie and Grandma Lizzie's characters were well thought out and felt very believable. So believable that there were a few times when I got frustrated with what Kit had to deal with on a daily basis with her mom, Josie. It was a lot to bear for a teen and I could feel her frustration as well as her strong devotion to her family.

There are a fair number of secondary characters as we see what life is like in the small coastal village of Haire's Hollow. I only wish the reader got to learn more about these unique characters - some of which, if I'm being honest, were just a tad too clichéd for my tastes. It would have been great if the 'bad guy' had some redeeming quality or have a look into why the resident 'mean girl' is so mean (she reminded me a lot of the spoiled Nelly Oleson from Little House on the Prairie fame, an image I couldn't shake throughout the book).

There was one scene that had me nail biting/on the edge of my seat but unfortunately I saw the major plot twist from a mile away. Even after I figured it out I was hoping for a red herring but that unfortunately never happened. It was still a solid read but I would have loved to have had just one more twist. After the plot twist was revealed the book felt a little jumbled and out of sorts with the ending being the weakest part of the book.

Overall, this was an enjoyable read with a wonderfully eastern Canadian feel to it. The characters and location added a truly unique spin to the book. I look forward to reading more from this author.

My Rating: 3.5/5 stars
*** This book review, as well as many more, can also be found on my blog, The Baking Bookworm (
Morrissey took me to rural Newfoundland, with the tang of salt and wide views of the sea. Her vivid writing made me care about the characters in the novel. I was caught up in her storytelling and looked forward to returning to the gully each time I set down the book.

Too early in the book I figured out where it was going so missed the element of surprise when the big reveal came, but I was still thoroughly caught up in the story and sad to see it come to an end.

With so many books waiting to be read, I figure any book that makes me say farewell to it with a sigh gives me more than fair exchange for the time invested. Morrissey is talented author whose career I look forward to following.
More interesting that the first pages indicated. 12 year old Kit lives with her grandmother and retarded mother at the edge of town. Her mother is also the local "fun time girl" and is not very particular about who she takes up with (receiving lots of the town's scorn, but not as much as you might expect--there is a level (unrealistic?) of understanding among the towns people). When she was born, she has been told, the town attempted to take her away from her mother and put her in an orphanage but Grandma and the local Doc prevented that from happening.

When her Grandma dies, Kit is immediately worried about this potential outcome, and she is right to be worried. The reverend in town moves to have her taken away but Doc comes to the rescue and, more importantly, gets the town to provide help the the retarded mother and young girl. Sid, the reverend's son, is entailed to cut the wood for the family. Sid and Kit fall in love. Lots of other tragedies strike (like the local drunk attempts to rape the family and is killed by the retarded mom and Sid takes the blame) but, most importantly, Sid and Kit find out they are half brother and sister (the reverend had sex with Kit's mom--surprise, surprise). The last part of the novel is Kit's attempt to deal with this heart breaking news.

The novel is somewhat overly dramatic and unrealistic (Kit is only 16 when she marries Sid; Sid and Kit's relationship is not well developed but perhaps their status as outsiders is enough to bring them together). But if you can suspend your disbelief, it's a good read."