Remembrance

Remembrance

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Book - 2014
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In the early morning hours of November 11, David MacDonald, a veteran of WWII, stands outside his Cape Breton home, preparing to attend what will likely be his last Remembrance Day ceremony. He remembers how the war devastated his own family, but gave him other reasons to live.
Publisher: [Toronto] : McClelland & Stewart, 2014.
ISBN: 9780771054518
Branch Call Number: MACL
Characteristics: 47 pages ; 20 cm

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lonewolf8
Aug 08, 2015

All of our lives were affected by a war that brought its changes down upon us. Some of us were saved by actions, and some by accident, as the past produced the present.

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lonewolf8
Aug 08, 2015

We all make mistakes, especially during war.

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lonewolf8
Aug 08, 2015

In 1946, it was reported that there were seven thousand children born of Canadian soldiers who were once billeted in the Netherlands.

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lonewolf8
Aug 08, 2015

He remembered that what had bothered him most was not being able to offer any help to those who were still alive but doomed to certain death.

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lonewolf8
Aug 08, 2015

...young men like himself had always gone to war because of their history and their geography but most of all because they were poor.

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lonewolf8
Aug 21, 2015

Poetically and elegantly written. This story has inspired me to read more written by this author.

smc01 Feb 21, 2015

A beautiful edition of MacLeod's last short story, about the effect of war on three generations. His ability to draw the reader in after only a few short pages is nothing short of amazing. A must for every fan of Alistair MacLeod.

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becker
Feb 04, 2015

I have loved this wonderful man's work. Although this short story didn't sweep me off my feet like his previous stories did, it was still a tender and touching tale, just the right size to read in one sitting. As with all of MacLeod's work, it was soaked in the atmosphere of Cape Breton.

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