The Sentimentalists

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The Sentimentalists

By Johanna Skibsrud

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393082517, 208pp.

Publication Date: May 2, 2011

Lyrical and riveting, The Sentimentalists is a story of what lies beneath the surface of everyday life, and of the commanding power of the past. Johanna Skibsrud's first novel marks the debut of a powerful new voice in Canadian fiction.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Johanna Skibsrud's award-winning debut novel about an alcoholic father's relationship with his adult daughters was written for a master's thesis at Concordia University. Book critic Maureen Corrigan says the language of the story settles deep into a reader's consciousness. More at

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