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"Who will remember the quiet lives, the ones unamplified by fame or glamour? This is the question that Canadian author Frances Itani asks in her new novel, 'Remembering the Bones,' which recounts the personal history of an inconspicuous woman in a small, unremarkable community. Preoccupied with medical concerns and with reminiscences about the gains and losses sustained during her long life, this unsentimental... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

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“Itanis writing is merely breathtaking.” — Newsday

The new novel from the award-winning author of Deafening is a poignant exploration of one eighty-year-old life, as its heroine lies at the bottom of a ravine where she has crashed en route to visit the queen. Born the same day as Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, Canadian Georgina Danforth Witley is one of ninety-nine privileged Commonwealth subjects invited to an eightieth birthday lunch at Buckingham Palace. All she has to do is drive to the airport and board the plane for London. Except that Georgie drives off the road, her car plunging into a thickly wooded ravine. Thrown from the car and unable to move, she must rely on her no-nonsense wit, her full store of family memories, and a recitation of the bones in her body—a childhood exercise that reminds her she is still alive. As Georgina lies helpless, she reflects on her role as a daughter, mother, sister, wife, and widow—on lost loves and painful secrets—offering a whimsical and profound insight into the life of one ordinary woman who, while drawing on her instincts to survive, asks herself: what has it all amounted to?

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Sylvia Bruder, April 21, 2008 (view all comments by Sylvia Bruder)
Simply a beautiful read -- breathtaking in every sense.
One can truly live through the main character and her story. One's own rememberences are relived. As dual citizen, Canadian/American, I can't remember when I last heard the word "scribbler" said. Here in New England, we say "notebook". It brought back my childhood days living in Canada. Throughout the narratives I've laughed, felt the sorrow and rejoiced at the good times. I absolutely loved the book and had a hard time putting it down. Definitely a keeper for my library.
Kudos to Francis Itani!

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ISBN:
9780871139771
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Itani, Frances
Publisher:
Atlantic Monthly Press
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Reminiscing in old age.
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20071221
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 18.5 oz

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“Itanis writing is merely breathtaking.” — Newsday

The new novel from the award-winning author of Deafening is a poignant exploration of one eighty-year-old life, as its heroine lies at the bottom of a ravine where she has crashed en route to visit the queen. Born the same day as Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, Canadian Georgina Danforth Witley is one of ninety-nine privileged Commonwealth subjects invited to an eightieth birthday lunch at Buckingham Palace. All she has to do is drive to the airport and board the plane for London. Except that Georgie drives off the road, her car plunging into a thickly wooded ravine. Thrown from the car and unable to move, she must rely on her no-nonsense wit, her full store of family memories, and a recitation of the bones in her body—a childhood exercise that reminds her she is still alive. As Georgina lies helpless, she reflects on her role as a daughter, mother, sister, wife, and widow—on lost loves and painful secrets—offering a whimsical and profound insight into the life of one ordinary woman who, while drawing on her instincts to survive, asks herself: what has it all amounted to?

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