by Cathi Bond


by Cathi Bond


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Cathi Bond's novel is a sweeping family saga that begins in The Great Depression, highlighting the story of a struggling nation, and ends with heart-breaking personal sacrifices made during the Second World War. At its centre is Bessie Barnes, a mother of two, determined to be seen as a woman of good standing within her rural community.

Bessie's personal world is suddenly upended when Edward, a young historian she met at a dance when she was only 19, turns up on the family's doorstep penniless - only to discover that he's her absent brother-in-law. While trying to be a perfect wife, perfect mother, and a perfect neighbour, Bessie, pushed to her breaking point, comes to realize that ultimately, all that is required of her is to be true to her own heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781738654864
Publisher: Montreal Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/18/2024
Series: A Woman of Good Standing , #1
Pages: 308
Sales rank: 554,147
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Cathi Bond has written extensively about contemporary culture in print and on the Internet. A well-known broadcaster for CBC Radio, she was a regular columnist for DNTO, Spark, and Metro Morning. She has also contributed works of short fiction to Tel-Talk and Coach House's Any Other Way. One of Canada's podcast pioneers, you can listen to her and Nora Young freak out over the future
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