Lost Geography – Charlotte Bacon

A family saga, in elegant short form. Each chapter deals with a new generation, from the son of a Scottish fisher family who escapes the sea to Canada and marries the only daughter of a farming family, to their great grandchildren, Sasha and Sophie who find themselves uprooted from Paris to New York by their grieving father after their mother’s death.

Progress, opportunity and need carry the generations from 1930s Saskatchewan to Toronto to Paris and present day New York; sturdy yet surprising Davis and Margaret, their independent only daughter Hilda, her daughter passionate Danielle who marries London-Turkish husband Osman, and their children Sasha and Sophie.

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