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When uoyle's two timing wife meets her just deserts he retreats with his two daughters to his ancestral home on the starkly beautiful Newfoundland coast where a rich cast of local characters and family members a During the years that I was the manager of a business I had the wonderful good fortune to have on staff many people originally from Newfoundland One aspect that I found fascinating is the similarities between that relatively small ‘rock’ and my holiday in southwest England many years ago In England I noticed that accents and the way certain things were said changed about every five miles The same is true with Newfoundland Definitions and phrases are different depending on where people lived The most interesting part is that even though they would use different terms for the same things they could still understand each other Well it’s all English after allThis story follows a family from New York to Newfoundland where uoyle’s family is from originally His Aunt travels with the family and is looking forward to a new start with uoyle and his two daughters in the place she had left behind nearly 50 years beforeThe writing is very different and interesting While they are in their small town in New York the sentences are terse choppy – very few articles and no conjunctions Tight compressed sentences that reflected their tight compressed existenceWhen they arrive at their destination everything changes – the sentences gradually grow and expand There are poetic turns of phrase mingled with the mangled English of the Newfoundlanders uoyle a would be journalist starts to turn out interesting articles for the newspaper whose owner still goes out fishing whenever he canI was enthralled with the people I met while reading and when this family saga ended of loves lost and found; of careers begun stalled and begun again; of friendships and warmth and caring; of dark times and sad times and cruel times and joyful times – when it all came to an end I felt I would give anything for a few like 10 or 20 chapters even though the ending is perfectThis novel won several prizes including both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize It is always a pleasure to me when a book I enjoy so much is given accolades and recognition and this one is a perfect example

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The Shipping NewsIgorous darkly comic and at times magical portrait of the contemporary North American family The Shipping News shows why Annie Proulx is recognized as one of the most gifted and original writers in America today You know you're in trouble when you pan a Pulitzer prize winner but pan I must This book bored me to tears Perpetual motion and its status as currently reading on Goodreads together got me through it I didn't care what happened to whom or how it would end I just wanted it over Amazing the things that passed for excitement and were given excessive air time in this novel an incredibly detailed rendition of the kids' Christmas pageant; knitting; the uneventful daily commute and various mostly silent car rides Enough to make you want to shout FIRE and see if any of these characters does anything but look around slowly gather up his belongings carefully and think about that phone call he wasn't now going to get to make about that boat motor Sheesh Then when something interesting was happening or happened before but was just coming up in conversation nothing much is made of it It's all brushed under the rug as not being worthy of the words it would have taken to adeuately describe I don't give a rat's a about the detailed description of the animal paintings on the children's cocoa mugs but I would have liked to have heard how exactly Mrs Yark managed to rescue them from the total destruction of her house and her entire town And the names nearly every one of them strange and to me irksome I couldn't decide through the entire book how to pronounce uoyle with a hard C or with a Kw Wavey reminded me of Wavy Gravy Petal Marty for a girl Beety Last names often used alone were bizarre as well Nutbeem Pretty uoyle double whammy first and last Buggit One review called the book atmospheric I'll give it that if by Atmospheric they mean cold pea soup no crackers than Middle Earth with Orlando Bloom Another this one on the back of the book a lyric page turner Whaaaa?Enough glad its done; it drove me nuts Good thing Proulx's Brokeback Mountain is a short story because I still do want to read that

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kindle ´ The Shipping News Ï Paperback read ↠ gwairsoft À ❰EPUB❯ ✸ The Shipping News Author Annie Proulx – When uoyle's two timing wife meets her just deserts he retreats with his two daughters to his ancestral home on the starkly beautiful Newfoundland coast Ll play a part in uoyle's struggle to reclaim his life As uoyle confronts his private demons and the unpredictable forces of nature and society he begins to see the possibility of love without pain or misery A v So far this is a great read this book is a little gem Had to get used to the language and the different way of storytelling but this story I love it so far Finished it today and what a great book to start 2010 with I loved itLoved the story the characters the description of the surroundings and the community the way it is written loved everything about it It could have gone on forever for me This is a feel good story at least that's how I felt it It was on my night desk next to the bed for some time and every page I read before sleep gave me joy Read the most of the book in London pubs A five star beautiful gem