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Macken Charm, the (1995) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

It is the summer of 1956, and although Rusty Macken is eager to leave rural Vancouver Island – and his family – for university, the events of Glory’s funeral will not make it easy. Over the course of a single day, the rambunctious Macken clan gathers at the site of the burned-down seaside hotel that was once the family base to mourn and remember the glamorous city girl who married the wildest Macken of all but never quite adapted to their country ways. By the time the sun comes up on the following day, Rusty may have participated in something of a miracle. At the very least, he will have been forced to confront the uneasy secrets of his own heart. Compassionate, hilarious, and wise, The Macken Charm brilliantly captures the joys, the frustrations, and the rich human drama of family life.

Original title: The Macken Charm
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: The Macken Charm

The Macken Charm (1995)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "The Macken Charm proves [Jack Hodgins] to be one of the best writers of novels in this country." Quill & Quire
  • "An engaging tribute to family and community and lost innocence." Montreal Gazette
  • "A joyous, vigorous, humorous novel that, in the best traditions of comedy, hovers precariously but purposefully on the brink of the tragic... The Macken Charm is a bravura performance, and deserves a wide readership." CBRA
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Manifested in:

The Macken Charm (April 2000)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto, ON
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 9780771041969
Dimensions: 5.4 x 8.4 x 0.6 in
Pages: 272

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