Suddenly

Suddenly

by Bonnie Burnard
     
 

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A phone call in the night, an unexpected diagnosis, a shocking revelation—suddenly life can change forever

Sandra, Colleen, and Jude have been friends for nearly a lifetime. They share sexual secrets, decorating tips, counsel on marriage, even a hairdresser. Despite their differences and occasional snarls, the friendship only grows stronger over time

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A phone call in the night, an unexpected diagnosis, a shocking revelation—suddenly life can change forever

Sandra, Colleen, and Jude have been friends for nearly a lifetime. They share sexual secrets, decorating tips, counsel on marriage, even a hairdresser. Despite their differences and occasional snarls, the friendship only grows stronger over time, and their partners, Jack, Richard, and Gus, go along with it, letting this union shape their lives. Now, with Sandra's crisis, everyone must find a way to endure the present and imagine the future. Sweeping through and beyond the second half of the 20th century—from men in space to 9/11—this novel set in small-town Ontario creates an astonishingly intimate portrait of three women balanced on the knife edge of middle age.

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"With believable characters and a heartwarming message, this story about families, the ones we're born with and the ones we choose, is a deeply moving, thought-provoking read." —Booklist

"Extremely moving and perversely uplifting."  —Times

"The writing is never less than lyrical."  —Sunday Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844086405
Publisher:
Virago UK
Publication date:
05/01/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Bonnie Burnard is the author of A Good House and the winner of the Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, and the Marian Engel Award.

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