A Very Fine Line (Paperback)
Tundra Books (NY), 9780887768293, 198pp.
Publication Date: August 12, 2008
It is a part of her nature with which she has trouble coming to terms: sometimes it is nothing more than a pleasant parlor trick, like knowing that King Edward will abdicate; sometimes it is a curse that makes her feel freakish; and sometimes it is just plain terrifying. Ros tries everything she can to suppress the gift, and subsequently herself, but nothing works. If she is going to live her life fully, she will have to come to terms with every part of her being, just as everyone must.
This brilliant novel is Julie Johnston at her very best: it is funny, frightening, and painfully insightful.
"From the Hardcover edition.
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Praise For A Very Fine Line…
Praise for Susanna’s Quill:
“…[Susanna’s Quill] brings to the subject what is best about Johnston’s writing — considerable thoughtfulness and proven ability to provide a rich, textured prose that invites readers deeper toward understanding.”
— The Toronto Star
Praise for In Spite of Killer Bees:
“…a signature Julie Johnston story: complex, subtle, and engaging.”
— The Horn Book Magazine
“...Johnston’s ... narrative is compelling…. An insightful novel about sisters, reconciling past and present, and opening hearts and minds.”
“A gem — another one — from two-time Governor General’s Award-winner Julie Johnston.”
— Globe and Mail