Barometer Rising

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McClelland & Stewart, 2007 - Fiction - 321 pages
29 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 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  - Falina - Goodreads

Like The Birth House, this was set in the Maritimes and I enjoyed it a little extra for that reason. In high school I lived two houses down from a woman who lost an eye in the Halifax Explosion, which ... Read full review

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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 General’s Awards. Hugh MacLennan died in Montreal in 1990.

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