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An Unexpected Break in the Weather by Deborah Schnitzer
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An Unexpected Break in the Weather


$19.00
"A Rose on Corydon" is a bridal shop like no other.
 
Winner of the 2010 Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction
 
After fifty years together, Gertrude and Mildred are facing some serious life changes. The bridal shop they own, A Rose on Corydon, has been a meeting place for their small community of friends and customers, with whom they have long shared joys and sorrows, worries, and triumphs. Unexpectedly, a series of events threatens the foundation of the life they have made together and tests their relationship in new ways. Mildred’s 73-year-old hip is no match for an icy sidewalk, and long-time friend Wordie stares cancer in the face. Thirteen-year-old Arlie, aged beyond her tender years by the same illness, is a stalwart support, as is the thrice-married Perfume, on her way down a fourth aisle to eternal happiness—holding, perhaps, the key that makes the changes more bearable. This poetic and graceful novel explores the secrets and promises sustained by a love affair whose dimensions render speechless the most experienced of lovers.
Reviews

...The beautiful and elegant Deborah Schnitzer has yet again published another gem to add to her collection...Schnitzer shares the touching story of Mildred and Gertrude, two soulmates facing life changes among their friends.[...] The lyrical and inventive language used is easy to comprehend and captivating.

Jennifer Wrobel, Outwords

This luminous literary novel will delight those who treasure word play, want a Winnipeg fix and yearn for interesting and complex stories. Just as Mordecai Richler did with St. Urbain Street in Montreal, University of Winnipeg English professor Deborah Schnitzer brings life and story to our own Corydon Avenue.

Adelia Neufeld Wiens, Winnipeg Free Press

Awards
Winner of the 2010 Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction

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