Latitudes Of Melt

Latitudes Of Melt

A Novel

Book - 2001
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This bountiful, magical novel opens with the discovery by two fishermen of a baby floating in a cradle on an ice pan in the North Atlantic off the coast of Newfoundland in 1912. To the small fishing community into which the foundling is adopted, Aurora, as they name her - with her shock of white hair, one blue eye and one brown - is clearly enchanted. But it is not until Aurora is herself an old woman that she learns the heart-wrenching story behind her miraculous survival on the ice.
Publisher: Toronto : Vintage Canada, 2001.
ISBN: 9780676972917
Branch Call Number: CLA
Characteristics: 332 p.


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Bierlingen Jul 11, 2012

How can it be possible that I hadn't discovered this gem of a book until now! One becomes part of Aurora's family, past and present. And so much knowledge imparted herein about life and the culture of Newfoundland...the other coast of Canada. For slowpokes such as myself who haven't discovered this great read, I highly recommend it.

SharonWarren Jul 12, 2011

I read this book a couple of years ago and loved it. Enthusiastically recommend it as a very thoughtful read.

Mar 09, 2010

I too read this book many years ago. It is one of those books that stays with you for years to come. Joan Clark writes of the relationships between people, their quirks and passions.

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