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More Than Sorrow by Vicki Delany

I am attracted to the settings in novels, and very much so when a book is set in a familiar place.  In this case, Vicki Delany’s More than Sorrow, is set in Prince Edward County, an island county in the province of Ontario Canada.  Now a very popular area for country homes for Toronto’s rich and famous, it was my grandmother’s respite area for many years and I am very familiar with its highways and byways and its United Empire Loyalist history.  Delany, a Toronto systems analyst, turned novelist mines both the UEL tradition and devises a contemporary story whose protagonist, journalist Hanna Manning, is recuperating at her sister’s farm after sustaining brain injury while covering the war in Afghanistan.  There is even a nearby Afghan refugee and a Taliban-inspired sub-plot!  For me, the time-twisting UEL story was the best part of this book, and I hope that Delany writes some straight historical fiction set in this lovely part of the land I call home.  In addition to this stand-alone title, Delany is also the author of the Constable Molly Smith books, set in Trafalgar, British Columbia.

Amy P.

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