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As a poet, [Johanna Skibsrud] knows how to pare a story down to its essence and infuse every thread with meaning. . . . The tale is so true and poignant that, as in the moment when the narrator flew over the water, readers, too, will want to stay there as long as possible. " --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Johanna Skibsrud’s first poetry collection, Late Nights With Wild Cowboys, was published in 2008 by Gaspereau Press and was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award. She has also published a novel with Gaspereau Press entitled The Sentimentalists. Originally from Scotsburn, Nova Scotia, she now lives in Montreal.
Sorry, but this book fell far short of my expectations for a great read. At best I would rank it 'okay.'Published on Nov. 15 2013 by margotchives
I should have read the reviews before picking up this novel. But I am glad I am not the only one who could not get throught this book. Read morePublished on Sept. 20 2013 by Toby
As I started reading "Sentimentalists," I peeked at some of the reader reviews (which I don't usually do) and was surprised at the low scores. Read morePublished on May 12 2013 by Chris
Given the award and the subject matter it should have been a breeze to read; but the use of the word "that" was overwhelming. Read morePublished on July 18 2012 by Hilary West
Scotiabank Giller Prize Winner in 2010
Haunted by the vivid horrors of the Vietnam War, exhausted from years spent battling his memories,... Read more
How this book won the Giller prize I will never know. Where to start with how awful this book is...
- the writing style is terrible. And I do mean terrible. Read more
In 2010 Johanna Skibsrud won the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the youngest author to date to take the coveted literary award, for her debut novel, The Sentimentalists. Read morePublished on Nov. 17 2011 by Lorina Stephens
I was so excited to read The Sentimentalists after all the press and I loved the friendliness that was happening in Canadian publishing because of Gaspereau press. Read morePublished on Oct. 24 2011 by SoAndSo