Susan Haley

Susan Haleys first two novels, A Nest of Singing Birds and Getting Married in Buffalo Jump, were made into movies for CBC-TV. Most recently she has published The Complaints Department (2000), Maggie's Family (2002) and The Murder of Medicine Bear (2003). Haley and her partner ran a charter airline in Fort Norman, Northwest Territories, for 15 years. She now lives in Black River, Nova Scotia.


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Blame it on the Spruce Budworm
Susan Haley

1998 / Fiction / $17.95
9781894031066 / Trade paper / 240 pp


Diana Cummings is from Toronto, so when she needed a quiet, slow-paced place to finish her movie script and consider her failing marriage, Nova Scotia's Rossignol Valley seemed the perfect retreat. She couldn't have been more wrong! After answering an advertisement in the local newspaper, Diana becomes the "Extraordinary Secretary" for the Prince County Woodlot Owners Association - a rag-tag gang of woodsmen and farmers embroiled in a losing battle over the government's forestry policies.

Review:
The plot alternates between the forestry theme and Dianas relationships with the valleys locals as she struggles to end her marriage. The result is a hilarious romp through the woodlands and rural communities of the valley.

Haleys gift for characterization is immediately apparent in Blame it on the Spruce Budworm. She creates real characters, people I wanted to learn more about. Trudy Kelly Forsythe, The New Brunswick Reader

Other Books by this Author

Petitot: A Novel
Susan Haley

2013 / Ficton / $31.95 CAN / $31.95 US
9781554471263 / Trade paper
The Complaints Department
Susan Haley

2005 / Fiction / $27.95 CAN / $27.95 US
9781894031981 / Trade paper
The Murder of Medicine Bear
Susan Haley

2003 / Fiction / $49.95 CAN / $49.95 US
9781894031776 / Fine
The Murder of Medicine Bear
Susan Haley

2003 / Fiction / $27.95 CAN / $27.95 US
9781894031769 / Trade paper
Maggie's Family
Susan Haley

2002 / Fiction / $49.95 CAN / $49.95 US
9781894031592 / Fine
Maggie's Family
Susan Haley

2002 / Fiction / $21.95 CAN / $21.95 US
9781894031585 / Trade paper
The Complaints Department
Susan Haley

2002 / Fiction / $49.95 CAN / $49.95 US
9781894031257 / Fine
The Complaints Department
Susan Haley

2002 / Fiction / $18.95 CAN / $18.95 US
9781894031264 / Trade paper

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