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A Globe and Mail Best Book
“I don't want to diminish the accomplishment of this book by using tired adjectives of description (brilliant, compelling, rich, dramatic, sexy) or understate the power of the characters (funny, strong, tragic, brave and, yes, sexy) — so I'll simplify: the best book I've read in a long, long time; it deserves to be a contender for every major literary prize this fall."
—CBC.ca, Linden MacIntyre, Author of The Bishop’s Man
Praise for Good to a Fault:
"... absolutely ingenious. As you were going along, you were thinking--turning the pages-- 'This is simply delightful.'"
— Colm Toibín
I found this novel about how three teen-aged sisters and their widowed mother managed to make a living in the days of vaudeville in the west during WWI to be very, very good. Read morePublished on September 23, 2012 by crawfie
This story unfolded pretty slowly, but I quite enjoyed it just the same. It taught me about vaudeville and the role it played in people's entertainment in those days, particularly... Read morePublished on August 27, 2012 by perook
This book took a long time to get into, it didnt get my attention at the start. But it gave a good insite into vaudeville and how the artists survived, (or not) in the early 1900.Published on July 23, 2012 by Peahen03
Overall I enjoyed the book very much, especially that it is Canadian and since I live in the Prairies I could relate to the locations they travelled to. Read morePublished on April 24, 2012 by Chloé Duval
I loved the intertwining of stories, the pressures and intimacies of growing sisters, with sudden spots of colorful Vaudeville theatrics. Read morePublished on December 18, 2011 by Jonathan Chute