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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Prince Rupert Library Endi (Text) 33294001702067 Adult Fiction - Second Floor Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781551119991 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781551119298 (pbk.) :
  • ISBN: 1551119994 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1551119293 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 372 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: New format ed.
  • Publisher: Calgary, Alta. : Freehand Books, 2009, 2008.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A novel"--Cover.
Originally published: Calgary : Freehand Books, c2008.
Summary, etc.:
Absorbed in her own failings, Clara Purdy crashes her life into a sharp left turn, taking the young family in the other car along with her. When bruises on the mother, Lorraine, prove to be late-stage cancer, Clara - against all habit and comfort - moves the three children and their terrible grandmother into her own house. We know what is good, but we don't do it. In Good to a Fault, Clara decides to give it a try, and then has to cope with the consequences: exhaustion, fury, hilarity, and unexpected love. But she must question her own motives. Is she acting out of true goodness, or out of guilt? Most shamefully, has she taken over simply because she wants the baby for her own? What do we owe in this life, and what do we deserve? This compassionate, funny, and fiercely intelligent novel looks at life and death through grocery-store reading glasses: being good, being at fault, and finding some balance on the precipice.
Target Audience Note:
All Ages.
Action Note:
Committed to retain 20170101 20321231 COPPUL SPAN Monograph
Awards Note:
Canada Reads, 2010
Subject: Cancer > Patients > Family relationships > Fiction.
Women caregivers > Fiction.
Self-actualization (Psychology) > Fiction.
Cancer > Patients > Fiction.
Canadian fiction.
Genre/Form: Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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