the prize-winning international bestseller.
It is the late 1930s and two sisters, Clara and Nora Callan, face the future with hope and uncertainty. Clara, a 30-ish schoolteacher, lives in small-town Ontario and longs for love and adventure. Nora, her flighty, gorgeous younger sister, escapes to New York and becomes a minor radio soap celebrity.
told through the sisters' diaries and letters, Clara Callan vividly brings the two sisters to life in a world struggling through the Depression, and with the growing threat of fascism in Europe. Violence, deception and loss, it seems, are never far away from both sisters as they journey from innocence to experience.
'.an engrossing Depression-era saga.a moving portrait of loneliness with a redemptive ending.' - the Bulletin.
'[Clara] engages us so absolutely.[a] magnificently realized protagonist.' - the Gazette, Montreal.
Richard B Wright is the author of eleven previous novels, including his classic CLARA CALLAN, a #1 bestseller that won the Giller Prize, the Governor General's Award for Fiction, the Trillium Book Award and the CBA Libris Awards for Best Book of the Year and Author of the Year in Canada. THE AGE OF LONGING was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Canadian Governor General's Award for Fiction. Longlisted for the 2006 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, ADULTERY was a #1 bestseller as was the Giller-longlisted OCTOBER. Wright lives in St Catharines, Ontario, with his wife, Phyllis.