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Every Blade of Grass: a novel

Wharton, Thomas

Editore: Imaginary Books, 2014
ISBN 10: 0993902901 / ISBN 13: 9780993902901
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Titolo: Every Blade of Grass: a novel

Casa editrice: Imaginary Books

Data di pubblicazione: 2014

Legatura: Soft cover

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Riassunto: A novel of letters. A book of wonders. A story of love, loss, and life on Earth. It begins in the pre-internet age with a letter left at the front desk of a hotel in Iceland. The recipient, Martha Geddes, is a neophyte journalist from New York, the sender, James Weaver, a young ecologist from Vancouver. Over the years, while James roams the world and Martha stays close to home, they share their love for the oddities, surprises, and marvels of nature through letters. When tragedy occurs, words from a distance may not be enough to help a friend find the way back from the darkness. A compelling historical fiction. A romance unlike any you've read before. A love letter to the planet. Every Blade of Grass takes the reader on an unforgettable journey through grief and loss to a reawakening to life. A life-affirming new novel from the best-selling author of Icefields, Salamander, and the Perilous Realm Trilogy.

L'autore: Thomas Wharton?s first novel, Icefields (NeWest Press, 1995) was honoured with the 1996 Commonwealth Writers? Prize for Best First Book (Canada and Caribbean Division), the Henry Kreisel Award (Best First Book) at the 1996 Alberta Book Awards, and was short-listed for the Boardman Tasker Prize in Mountain Literature. Icefields won both the Grand Prize and Banff National Park Award at the 1995 Banff Mountain Book Festival, and was chosen as Grant MacEwan College Book of the Year, 1998. More acclaim followed with the release of his second novel in 2001. Salamander (McClelland & Stewart) was short-listed for the 2001 Governor General?s Award for Fiction, short-listed for the Sunburst Award for Canadian Fantasy, winner of the 2002 Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction (Alberta Book Awards), short-listed for the Grant MacEwan Author?s Award, 2002 and finalist for the Rogers Writers? Trust Fiction Prize, 2001. The Logogryph (Gaspereau Press) a collection of short stories followed in 2004, and was named winner of the 2005 Writers? Guild of Alberta Award for Short Fiction, nominated for the Sunburst Award for Canadian Fantasy and short-listed for the IMPAC-Dublin Prize, 2006. Wharton was born in Grande Prairie, Alberta. After moving to Edmonton in 1982 Wharton enrolled in a creative writing course at the University of Alberta, taught by novelist Rudy Wiebe. Under Wiebe?s guidance, and with the encouragement of his masters advisor, Kristiana Gunnars, Wharton drafted fragments of text that would later become Icefields. In a happy twist, when NeWest Press selected Icefields for publication, Wiebe was assigned as editor and guided the manuscript to its final form. When it debuted in 1995, Wharton?s first novel was well received both in Canada and overseas. In this country, where it?s now in its sixth printing, it has sold over 20,000 copies. Icefields has also been published in the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, and the Netherlands, with publishing possibilities being explored for Italy and China. Thomas Wharton lives in Edmonton with his wife and three children. An associate professor of English at the University of Alberta, he has recently published a trilogy of young adult fantasy novels, The Perilous Realm. Every Blade of Grass, an eco-fiction, is Wharton?s first self-published book.

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