Extensions Paperback – Oct 1 2010
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About the Author
Myrna Dey grew up in Calgary and received a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Alberta. Following research in Berlin, she taught and studied in the German department of the University of California, Berkeley, in the mid-'60s. She has also lived in Toronto, and spent six years in Guyana. Since 1976, she and her husband have made their home in Kamsack, Saskatchewan, where they raised their three daughters. Her short stories, articles, and essays have been published in Reader's Digest, NeWest Review, Canadian Living, the National Post, The Globe and Mail, and Maclean's.
Top Customer Reviews
Her detective, the boldly named Arabella Dryvynsydes, like all great detectives, comes complete with insecurities, a family, police colleagues and a hint of love. But the mysteries of her unknown great-grandmother playing contrapuntally with the mysteries of Dryvynsydes' day job as a major crimes detective are what keep this book intriguing.
Dey has a deft hand with character. We become as invested in characters encountered briefly, like the adolescent child of an alcoholic mother and a long-lost, over-the-top Christian great aunt, as we do with those who form the core of the story.
I hope this book finds a wide audience in Canada and beyond. Extensions doesn't feed on adrenaline, or intellectual complexity, but on the more simple mysteries of human interactions and growth.
I hope Dey has more up her sleeve and we see Dryvynsydes again.
Most recent customer reviews
This is a Fabulous Book I couldn't put it down! Best part is I know the author personally!Published 4 months ago by Kathy Handzuik
I enjoyed this book and liked the juxtaposition of current and historical stories. It was interesting to learn more about the settlement of British Columbia.Published on March 7 2013 by Nancy Dodington