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“Buchanan has created an entire world for Marie and her elder sister Antoinette, sketched in rich detail and teeming with suspense. . . . [a] cinematic read that is hard to put down, destined to be hotly debated book-club fodder across the country.” —The Globe and Mail
"Deeply moving and inventive . . . Buchanan's evocative portrait of 19th-century Paris brings to life its sights, sounds, and smells, along with the ballet hall where dancers hunger for a place in the corps. . . . But nothing is more real or gripping than the emotions of Marie and her older sister Antoinette. . . . Their tale is ultimately a tribute to the beauty of sisterly love." —People
“The ethereal ballerina from Degas’s famed sculpture Little Dancer Aged Fourteen comes to life in this richly imagined novel. Amid the glamour of tutus and art emerges a surprisingly gritty story of survival in the gutters of Belle Epoque Paris.” —Entertainment Weekly--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Cathy Marie Buchanan’s stories have appeared in several of Canada’s most respected literary journals: The Antigonish Review, The Dalhousie Review, Descant, The New Quarterly and Quarry. She holds a BSC (Honors Biochemistry) and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario. Born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario, she grew up amid the awe-inspiring scenery of the Niagara River and awash in the local lore. She now resides in Toronto. Visit her website at www.cathymariebuchanan.com--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
I enjoyed the story that Cathy Marie Buchanan spun for us! Spoke much for the depressing and trying times for the poor at this period in history.Published 3 months ago by Janet Begin
Note: The Crown and the Heather was unfortunately never downloaded to my device. I would like to have it as it was a free offer. Read morePublished 3 months ago by helen mclean
A very good read. Historically interesting and a good insight into the life of the working class, in Paris in the 1880's.,Published 3 months ago by Ankaret
Fast delivery, for a gift to my daughter. I know she will love it.
Finally she gets something she likes, rather than the 4 kids getting stuff all the time. Read more
Wonderful imagery. This author can really paint a picture in your mind which makes you feel like you are there with them. I was really drawn to this book and would read it again.Published 9 months ago by Heather Jamieson
i could not finish the book after 25 pages i was absolutely bored so sorry but did not like itPublished 10 months ago by Lorraine Boulais