The Clay Girl

The Clay Girl

A Novel

Book - 2016
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Hariet, also known as Ari, struggles to overcome the challenges of being born into a severely dysfunctional family.
Publisher: Toronto :, misFit books,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781770413030
Branch Call Number: FIC Tucke
Characteristics: 345 pages : illustrations


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Apr 20, 2018

This book is breathtaking, heartbreaking, compelling and inspiring. Heather’s beautifully lyrical style gave the story a dream-like, poetic quality, without softening the contrast of the darkest parts of the narrative.

Ari Appleton is the most spectacular protagonist I have ever come across. Ari blends the intellect and charisma of her down-east literary sister Anne Shirley with the ability to transform unimaginable suffering into jewels through art like her admired Anne Frank. This is a character I will not soon forget, but I hope to carry in my heart along with her sister-House, beloved Papa Len, Aunties M&N, soul-friend Chase, dancing Uncle Iggy, last-dance fiddler Jake, and life-saving teachers Aaron, Ellis and Mina. I am so sad to say good-bye to these characters.

Heather, congratulations on this masterpiece. I hope to one day meet you and have you attend our bookclub. So thrilled to know you represent Durham Region authors. I eagerly await the sequel.

Btw - I would highly recommend that Whitby Public Library carry multiple copies of this title, as well as in audiobook version - I loved listening to this story!

Nov 24, 2016

Best book you will read this or next year!
Whitby Public Library should surely have more than one copy to celebrate this local and talented author!

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