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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Maggie's Family
Susan Haley

2002 / Fiction / $21.95
9781894031585 / Trade paper / 288 pp


In Susan Haley's sixth novel, Maggie Ribbinski returns with her daughters (and without their father) to the small Nova Scotia resort town where she was raised. Soon after moving into her late mother's house, Maggie has a chance encounter with a crush from her teenage years. Tom and his band of theatre friends quickly infiltrate Maggie's brittle relationship with her daughters, turning it on its head. In a summer of complicated and unconventional relationships, Maggie is forced to redefine her notions of family. Haley shows an excellent capacity for handling her characters' quirks, pushing the borders of familial, heterosexual and homosexual relationships to locate a tenuous middle ground that ultimately comes closer to reality than any of the conventions. With a remarkable ear for both dialogue and thought, Haley has written a novel that is truly engaging. A complex and humorous novel about love and family in a Nova Scotia resort town.

Review:
Haleys characters and settings are brought to life so vividly that I began to feel like another member of Maggies family. Geist

More nuanced than any short review can express, Maggies Family is a gently probing, funny and wise examination of what it means to be a family. Kerry Riley, Globe and Mail

Has Special Edition: 9781894031592

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
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
Blame it on the Spruce Budworm
Susan Haley

1998 / Fiction / $17.95 CAN / $17.95 US
9781894031066 / Trade paper

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