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Book recommendation

During our holiday I read Alistair MacLeod’s collected short stories, Island. It’s the kind of book that reminds me what good fiction is and why I love a good story.  The stories are mostly about Cape Breton Island fishermen, farmers and coal miners, but MacLeod somehow manages to make such a localized context accessible and moving to those of us far from the Maritimes.

Read it.  Now.