eBook A Student of Weather download
by Elizabeth Hay
Author: Elizabeth Hay
Publisher: Constable & Robinson Ltd (June 30, 2004)
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A Student of Weather book. Canadian author Elizabeth Hay has created a group of unforgetable, flawed characters.
A Student of Weather book. Acts of betrayal, passion, unrequited love, and tortured family dynamics propel the story along. The author's interest in nature shines through with beautiful descriptions of the land and the weather in this enjoyable book.
A student of weather. I have always been attracted to character-driven books. She is so much more than that. She is a poet, a lyricist, a magician and then some. The prose shimmers and glows, it stuns the mind and heart. One is immediately experiencing life in 1938 in Saskatchewan. We are instantaneously living with the family Hardy.
In the Prairie Dust Bowl of the 1930s, a stranger walks out of a storm and forever alters the lives of two sisters, the strange and intense Norma-Joyce and the beautiful Lucinda. Their rivalry for Maurice Dove, a student studying weather on the Prairies, sets the stage for a narrative spanning more than thirty years, beginning in Saskatchewan and moving, in the decades following the war, to Ottawa and New York City.
A lot of the book is about the uneasy relationship between citizens of those two provinces. Norma Joyce Hardy is Saskatchewan: mercurial, productive and yet needy. Maurice Dove is Ontario: sophisticated, confident, self-absorbed.
Elizabeth Grace Hay (born October 22, 1951) is a Canadian novelist and short story writer. Her 2007 novel Late Nights on Air won the Giller Prize. Her first novel A Student of Weather (2000) was a finalist for the Giller Prize and won the CAA MOSAID Technologies Award for Fiction and the TORGI Award. She has been a finalist for the Governor General's Award twice, for her short-story collection Small Change in 1997 and her novel Garbo Laughs in 2003.
Rich in metaphor and written in lovely prose that reads almost poetically, A STUDENT OF WEATHER is an exceptional and unforgettable novel. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 18 years ago. Beginning in the "dust-bowl" era in Saskatchewan, "A Student of Weather" brings us to the home of the Hardy family. There, we meet Ernest, a bitter man and the farmer-father of the family. This book is Giller Prize–winning author Elizabeth Hay's debut novel. Some nights she still goes over every detail, beginning with the weather and proceeding to the drop of blood on the old sheet - her quick wish for a man with straight white teeth and red lips - and then his arrival. His voice outside, her hand on the coin of frostbite on his cheek, his gift of an apple. Everyone said it was eastern weather, the snow so deep and even that the carol was always in her mind, and she asked her father and sister who St. Stephen was, but as usual they didn't know.
In this celebrated novel, Elizabeth Hay tells a dark, erotic, richly textured story of obsessive love In A Student of Weather, every word counts.
In this celebrated novel, Elizabeth Hay tells a dark, erotic, richly textured story of obsessive love. In A Student of Weather, every word counts. Ottawa Citizen - 20121108 show more. by. Hay, Elizabeth, 1951-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio). I like to write with a pen or pencil on paper. I have a rocking chair with wide arms in my second-floor study. Crossing the Snow Line. I sit in the chair, place a piece of plywood across the arms and write on that flat surface. I got the idea from reading about Virginia Woolf, who worked the same way in the grubby back of the house where they printed the books for Hogarth Press. It gives me much more peace of mind to work this way than directly in front of a computer screen.