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Sunday, April 3, 2016

A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale

A privileged elder son, and stammeringly shy, Harry Cane has followed convention at every step. Even the beginnings of an illicit, dangerous affair do little to shake the foundations of his muted existence - until the shock of discovery and the threat of arrest cost him everything.

Forced to abandon his wife and child, Harry signs up for emigration to the newly colonised Canadian prairies. Remote and unforgiving, his allotted homestead in a place called Winter is a world away from the golden suburbs of turn-of-the-century Edwardian England. And yet it is here, isolated in a seemingly harsh landscape, under the threat of war, madness and an evil man of undeniable magnetism that the fight for survival will reveal in Harry an inner strength and capacity for love beyond anything he has ever known before.

In this exquisite journey of self-discovery, loosely based on a real life family mystery, Patrick Gale has created an epic, intimate human drama,
both brutal and breathtaking. It is a novel of secrets, sexuality and, ultimately, of great love @goodreads 


Well this was a pretty sad book. It's about a man named Harry who has a brother named Jack. Their father was rich and left everything to the boys but Harry was to watch over things. So they both end up with wives, Jack went to school and has a job as a vet. Harry just hangs out with his wife and child.


Harry ends up losing his money on a stupid venture and then does the unthinkable back in those days and is told he should set off somewhere else. He ends up in the Canadian prairies, he starts out working for some people on a farm.


He then makes his own home and has a wife and daughter. Um.. well I can't tell you but there is some things about his wife and daughter. Anyhoo, he ends up doing some other stuff and ends up in an asylum for a bit and then comes back to his land eventually when a kindly man takes him to his home that rehabilitates people, or tries.

Like I said, this was a pretty sad book and Harry's life pretty much sucked accept it seemed like it might get better the way it ended.

*I would like to thank Hatchette Book Group through The Reading Room for a print copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.* 






  1. Oh boy. It sounds like a downer of a book, but i'm sure there's some hidden message in here. Lol. Glad you gave it a chance.

    1. Yes, it was hard for me to give it a review without giving stuff away :-) It's a good book though!