• "The Purchase is an epic novel in every way that matters - in scope, depth, and heart." -- Jury citation, Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize
• "Engrossing.... One of the finest historical novels in recent years." -- National Post
• "Imbued with the power of myth." -- Globe and Mail
• "A complex and engaging novel . . . Hardy-esque." -- Ottawa Citizen
Stripped down and as hard-edged as the realities of pioneer life, Spalding's writing is nothing short of stunning, as it instantly envelops the reader in the world and time of the novel, and follows the lives of unforgettable characters. Inspired by stories of the author's own ancestors, The Purchase is a resonant, powerful and timeless novel.