Barometer Rising

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McClelland & Stewart, Aug 14, 2007 - Fiction - 321 pages
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Penelope Wain believes that her lover, Neil Macrae, has been killed while serving overseas under her father. That he died apparently in disgrace does not alter her love for him, even though her father is insistent on his guilt. What neither Penelope or her father knows is that Neil is not dead, but has returned to Halifax to clear his name.

Hugh MacLennan’s first novel is a compelling romance set against the horrors of wartime and the catastrophic Halifax Explosion of December 6, 1917.


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User Review  - Lachlan Sims - Goodreads

Found this book on a bench (a bookcrossing book) at the Sydney Domestic Airport railway station and started reading it immediately. Well written and easy to read - encapsulates very briefly the lives ... Read full review

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User Review  - Maddy - Goodreads

I heard a lot of good stuff about this book but was a bit underwhelmed. It seems to include some slang from the date it was written (1941) rather than the date it was set (1917). The introduction to ... Read full review

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A major 20th century Canadian author, Hugh MacLennan was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, in 1907. His seven novels and many essays and travel books present a chronicle of Canada that often mediates between the old world of its European cultural heritage and the new world of American vitality and materialism. Among his many honours, he won five Governor General's Awards. Hugh MacLennan died in Montreal in 1990.

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