Latitudes of Melt

Latitudes of Melt

A Novel

Book - 2002
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In the year 1912, a fisherman discovers an infant adrift on an ice floe in the North Atlantic. Back in the Newfoundland village of Drook she's considered a changeling, with her white hair and eyes of different colors. Her very survival shows that her life is charmed. Named Aurora, after the dawn of her rescue from the sea, she exhibits a singular nature as she grows to womanhood amid the austere beauty of the Newfoundland coast. She marries and has two children, but it is only after they are grown, and she is an old woman, that the mystery of Aurora's origins is solved.
Publisher: New York : Soho Press, 2002, c2000
ISBN: 9781569472675
156947267X
Characteristics: 332 p. ; 22 cm

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Bierlingen Jul 11, 2012

How can it be possible that I hadn't discovered this gem of a book until now! One becomes part of Aurora's family, past and present. And so much knowledge imparted herein about life and the culture of Newfoundland...the other coast of Canada. For slowpokes such as myself who haven't discovered this great read, I highly recommend it.

SharonWarren Jul 12, 2011

I read this book a couple of years ago and loved it. Enthusiastically recommend it as a very thoughtful read.

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Mar 09, 2010

I too read this book many years ago. It is one of those books that stays with you for years to come. Joan Clark writes of the relationships between people, their quirks and passions.

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