Shadows On The Rock
At the end of the seventeenth century, on that "grey rock in the Canadian wilderness" known as Quebec, a French family, the Auclairs, begin a life very different from the one they knew in Paris. On her mother's death ten-year-old Cecile is entrusted with the care of the household and of her father, Euclid, the town's apothecary. Two years later, in 1697, as the red-gold autumn sunlight pours over the rock "like a heavy southern wine", Cecile and her father prepare for the long, difficult winter ahead with no word from home - news of the world they have left behind must wait until spring, when the annual boats from France are able to make their way up the St Lawrence.
Title: Shadows on the Rock( Reissue) Binding: Paperback Author: WillaCather Publisher: Vintage