Barometer Rising

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McClelland & Stewart, 2007 - Fiction - 321 pages
21 Reviews
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 MacLennanís 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  - Marion - Goodreads

I was pleased to find something from this author. The story is placed in Halifax NS at the time of the explosion. I had recently heard a radio broadcast of the collision of the ships which cause this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Honeybadger - Goodreads

The Halifax harbour explosion provides the climactic backdrop for the tale of personal honour. Pretty solid all-around, and great Canadian history. I had no idea just how bad that explosion was until I read this. Read full review

About the author (2007)

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 Generalís Awards. Hugh MacLennan died in Montreal in 1990.

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