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Shadows on the Rock

Shadows on the Rock by Willa Cather
Pages: 278     First published: 1931

The book: Set in Quebec in 1697, this novel spans a year in the life of widowed apothecary, Euclide Auclair, and his daughter Cécile. The book opens as the last ship of the year sets sail for France before winter comes in and makes the sea journey impossible. For the next eight months, this French colony is cut off from Europe. As the novel progresses, we are introduced to Auclair’s neighbors, customers, and other characters who live on this northern rock. Read more