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Ordinary strangers : a novel / Bill Stenson.
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9781896949703
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Salt Spring Island, British Columbia : Mother Tongue Publishing Limited, 2018.

©2018
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274 pages ; 20 cm
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Summary

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astonishing and compelling novel about a child abduction

"At times very funny, at times horrific and at times so sad, this novel will make you think hard about what it means to be a family and how far one can travel on the rocky road to forgiveness without completely falling apart."-Audrey Thomas, final judge.

This novel begins at a fair on a hot August day in 1971 in Hope, BC. Sage and Della Howard are driving to Fernie to start a job and begin a new life. They stop for a break, lose their dog and in the search find a crying toddler in the nearby woods instead; and just as unexpectedly are back on the road continuing their journey with her. As the story unfolds and years pass, the Howards keep their dark secret and raise Stacey as their own. A compelling and original story, with fascinating characters, well-paced, that takes you to the other side of happenstance and fear.