Adult Fiction

Purple for Sky

Carol Bruneau

ISBN: 9781896951300
Format: Trade Paperback
5.49" x 8.49"

Publication Date: Mar 05, 2003

FIC019000 FICTION / Literary
FIC045000 FICTION / Family Life

Winner, 2001 Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award
Winner, 2001 Dartmouth Book Award

Told though the eyes of three women from three generations, this lyrical tale of loyalty and isolation covers more than one hundred years of the Lewis family. Purple for Sky from author Carol Bruneau is set in Nova Scotia, and weaves the lives of the religious, shop-keeping clan together as they cope with husbands, lovers, locals and family secrets. After a lifetime of submission, Lindy discovers a secret that threatens the loyalty that she has always held so high, the loyalty that keeps her family so close together. She is now forced to decide between what she has always thought and an uncertain future. This tale is so subtly written and with such character development one cannot help but feel completely at ease with the characters even though they are experiencing enormous transformations.

“It is as meticulously crafted and multi-textured as the quilt that stands as the book’s central metaphor.”
The Globe and Mail

“Carol Bruneau has crafted an intricate and compelling novel.”
Atlantic Books Today

“In Lindy, Bruneau has created one of the most endearing characters to be found in a Canadian novel in years … Not since Margaret Laurence’s The Stone Angel has a writer rendered the ravages and quirks of dementia with such compassion and insight … this quilt of a novel is resplendent.”
The Sunday Herald