NCL 145 – Sawbones Memorial by Sinclair Ross


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Sawbones Memorial  was not included in Series One.


Sawbones Memorial by Sinclair Ross (New Canadian Library N145) front coverSeries Two

From the Back Cover:

Upward, Saskatchewan, 1948. Atypical town of the Canadian past (and present). It’s a town that’s difficult to leave, easy to disparage, nearly impossible to come back to. It thrives on gossip and is filled with closely guarded secrets and precious dreams. Sawbones Memorial plunges into the feelings and events of Upward’s people, capturing the thread of social dialogue and a stream of consciousness that runs swift and deep over fantasies and memories beyond public or even private utterance. Deft characterizations, accurate dialogue, rich humour, and a compassionate perception of the human heart distinguish this fine work by one of Canada’s foremost novelists.

Author of As for Me and My House, considered by many to be Canada’s greatest novel, Sinclair Ross has also published The Well, Whir of Gold, and The Lamp at Noon and Other Stories.


Sawbones Memorial by Sinclair Ross (New Canadian Library N145) front coverSeries Three

From the Back Cover:

“This is a rich, brilliant and penetrating book; it is a celebration.” – Books in Canada

Upward, Saskatchewan, 1948. A typical prairie town… a town that thrives equally on kind-hearted generosity and malicious gossip… a town whose dusty streets disguise the fierce attachments and bitter resentments, the friendships and feuds of the people who live there. And on the night Doc Hunter retires, they all come boiling to the surface.

Sawbones Memorial is a profoundly moving portrait of the men and women whose lives are caught within the boundaries of Upward. Deft characterizations, rich humour, and compassionate insight distinguish this fine work by one of Canada’s most revered novelists.

Author of As For Me and My House, considered by many to be Canada’s greatest novel, Sinclair Ross has also published The Well, Whir of Gold, and The Lamp at Noon and Other Stories.


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