- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Coteau Books (July 28 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1550506366
- ISBN-13: 978-1550506365
- Product Dimensions: 18 x 2.7 x 22.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 358 g
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #92,950 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Wild Rose Paperback – Jul 28 2015
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About the Author
Sharon Butala is the award-winning author of numerous works of fiction, non-fiction, short stories, poetry, and plays. Wild Rose is her first book since her Globe & Mail bestseller The Girl in Saskatoon was published in 2008. Her first book, Country of the Heart, was published in 1984 and won the Books in Canada First Novel Award. Since then, she has been shortlisted for both the Commonwealth Prize and the Governor General's Award - for her fiction and non-fiction. She has also been the recipient of the Marian Engel Award, the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, and the Cheryl and Henry Kloppenburg Award for Literary Excellence, among others. Butala's work has been published in newspapers, magazines, and literary magazines across Canada, and she has given readings around the world. She is a Member of the Order of Canada.
Butala was born in an outpost hospital in Nipawin, Saskatchewan. After graduating from the University of Saskatchewan, she taught English in Saskatchewan and British Columbia and also taught in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She eventually returned to Saskatoon, before moving to Eastend, Saskatchewan, with her husband Peter Butala in 1976. She currently resides in Calgary, Alberta.
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I really wanted to like the main character but at the end of the story I felt that I didn't really care about her, which is odd considering everything she went through.
I guess I just couldn't connect, and the writing itself wasn't interesting enough to really keep me engaged.