The ice bridge macdonald d r. D. R. MacDonald 2019-01-25

The ice bridge macdonald d r Rating: 9,9/10 1213 reviews

Ice Bridge Audiobook by D. R. MacDonald

the ice bridge macdonald d r

I was disappointed with the ending but I usually am with books. Seeking solace in the gorgeous Canadian landscapes that are so artfully described in the novel, Anna immerses herself in east coast life. I would sooo love to visit Nova Scotia. MacDonald's prose is lovely and lyrical, and especially when describing nature scenes, but the plot here was a little thin to me -- these were two unequal griefs and Anna's casual attitudes towards sex and drugs, along with her unrepentant disloyalties, made her fairly unlikeable; too much the pesky starling amongst the domestic sparrows. This is an outstanding book in so many ways, not least of which was my having moved to the harsh, wintry landscape of Cape Seal Road right along with one of the main characters, Anna.

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One night Anna witnesses a dog being thrown from a bridge and so begins her plunge in to secrets and culpability in illegal smuggling activities. When a local drug-smuggling ring starts to impede on their natural landscape, Anna finds herself caught in the crosshairs. At first, she stays to herself, but slowly meets people she grows fond of. Or maybe it's just the way my imagination goes sometimes. Born in Boularderie, Nova Scotia and raised in Ohio, he is a professor emeritus of creative writing at Stanford University. That part of Canada remains one of those untouched frontiers for me, regardless of the reality that it faces diminishing population due unemployment, poverty - both because of a dying fishing industry. I loved the storyline, the beautiful imagery, and the characters that kept me turning the pages all the way to the last page - I loved this book! There, her life intersects with that of her neighbor Red Murdock, a cabinetmaker who has recently lost Rosaire, the great love of his life, to cancer.

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The ice bridge : a novel (eBook, 2013) [acqualilia.it]

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Get you started to listen to the full audiobook Ice Bridge, free at our library. I've rated it higher than most others who have read it. You'll see when he starts to get sick of his own thoughts, of himself and of his grief. The first part of the book is about Anna, introspections about herself and her previous life and marriage and descriptions of the landscape. When a local drug-smuggling ring starts to impede on their natural landscape, Anna finds herself caught in the crosshairs, and both she and Murdock must shake off the past in order to contend with the dark forces swirling all around them. Set in the backdrop of the picturesque Cape Breton, the author took advantage of the scenery to proliferate the characters' need for self exploration. The way of life and the people living it of course reminded me of Newfound-land, which can only have added to my appreciation of this book.

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The Ice Bridge

the ice bridge macdonald d r

The author describes the rugged coastline of Cape Breton Island so beautifully - I could feel the wind whipping my hair, and the salt spray on my skin, as though I was there myself. I thought she was a rather self-indulgent character. Part love story, part moral fable, and part quest for home and heart, The Ice Bridge is a superbly crafted tale of love after love, a novel rich in atmosphere and infused with lyrical descriptions of land and sea. As an outsider from California her neighbours take awhile to warm to her, especially the reclusive and handsome carpenter. Some of this was good and added to our understanding of them but there was a bit too much of Red, grieving. Murdock, mourning the loss of his love Rosaire, lives a solitary li After losing her husband to a younger woman, artist Anna Starling moves to Cape Breton. I read the first fifty pages and that was enough.

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Fiction Book Review: The Ice Bridge by D.R. MacDonald. Counterpoint (PGW, dist.), $26 ISBN 978

the ice bridge macdonald d r

Throughout the first half Every sentence in this book is beautiful. Much time is given to his past relationship with Rosaire who had recently died from cancer. Her nearest neighbour is Murdock, a man about 15 years older than her who is mourning the woman he loved who has recently died. MacDonald is a Canadian-American writer who publishes novels and short stories. With his words everything just seemed magnified, brightened, more exposed. This book was artistically beautiful and garish that can only be appreciated by a forgiving, generous but critical few. I was disappointed with the ending but I usually am with books.

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The Ice Bridge by D. R. MacDonald by D. R. MacDonald

the ice bridge macdonald d r

The story is of a middle-aged artist, Anna Starling, moving to a remote island village in the middle of winter in response to the end of her marriage in northern California. It's odd, in a good way. I looked forward to getting lost in the words. Written with an ear for the cadences of Cape Breton and a profound understanding of the many emotional shadings that exist between the sexes, The Ice Bridge is another superb work from D. I felt myself sympathizing more for him than Anna. MacDonald was born in Cape Breton and grew up mostly in the United States.

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The Ice Bridge by D.R. MacDonald

the ice bridge macdonald d r

Part love story, part moral fable, and part quest for home and heart, The Ice Bridge is a superbly crafted tale of love after love, a novel rich in atmosphere and infused with lyrical descriptions of land and sea. The novel is rich in atmosphere and filled with lyrical descriptions. Being set in Cape Breton where I used to live I liked being able to picture where they lived and how life might be that far removed from large cities. Her peacefully quiet existence allows her to reconnect with her artistic talents and explore new friendships. An interesting story, with a real sense of place.

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D. R. MacDonald

the ice bridge macdonald d r

In Breagh, however, is a glimmer of hope -- she bridges the generations, remaining loyal to her roots while fashioning Celtic-themed clothes for the summer tourists to buy and it's interesting, again, that she doesn't need a man in her life to get along. The story moved along slowly, but I enjoyed the setting and the characters. MacDonald is a Canadian-American writer who publishes novels and short stories. It's mother nature's version of cock-tease, if you ask me. Surrounded by the old ghosts of this landscape and the echoes of the indigenous Scottish culture that once lived in this isolated community, Anna and Murdock slowly come together just as the modern world encroaches on their town. I wasn't sure what their recollections had to do with the plot, which was primarily focused on the two main characters, Anna and Red Murdock.

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The ice bridge : a novel (eBook, 2013) [acqualilia.it]

the ice bridge macdonald d r

Many lovely lyrical passages capture the healing power This book satisfied my craving for tales that embed you in special places and communities, and Cape Breton in Nova Scotia is a wonderful environment for such a reading. Who is behind the bale of marijuana that washes up on Anna's shore, and what should she, an outsider, and Murdock, rooted in this place and attracted to this woman living in his former childhood home, do about it? The story is of a middle-aged artist, Anna Starling, moving to a remote island village in the middle of winter in response to the end of her marriage in northern California. Anna has come to Cape Breton from California as her marriage is ending. The surrounding conditions lead one to wonder how these two are caught up in illegal threatening activity. I agree that the other main character, Murdock, is more likeable than she. Life happens, as it always does, even in such an isolated place.

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the ice bridge macdonald d r

Not sure she would be as good for Murdoch as his dead love Rosaire. Anna's romances and decisions seem selfish and one wonders if she has changed any from the Anna Anna takes a reprieve from her crumbling marriage by renting a cottage in Cape Breton. I kept reading because of the incredible beauty of the prose but a less talented writer would have lost me early on. Read it for the honesty of human portrayal and the beauty of the land treated with skillful writing. Part love story, part moral fable, and part quest for home and heart, The Ice Bridge is a superbly crafted tale of love after love, a novel rich in atmosphere and infused with lyrical descriptions of land and sea. When a local drug-smuggling ring starts to impede on their natural landscape, Anna finds herself caught in the crosshairs, and both she and Murdock must shake off the past in order to contend with the dark forces swirling all around them. The package forces Anna and Murdock to make critical choices that reflect upon the core of their personalities.

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