Susan Haley

Susan Haley’s 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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The Murder of Medicine Bear
Susan Haley

2003 / Fiction / $27.95
9781894031769 / Trade paper / 464 pp


The Murder of Medicine Bear is the story of an Alberta river and of the people who live near its banks. In her most ambitious work to date, Haley interweaves the lives of three generations of natives and whites. Both communities reside in the shadow of an ever-looming mega-project which threatens to dam the river and either save or destroy a way of life, depending on your perspective. At the centre of the novel is the unexpected reunion of an eccentric young band chief, Tim Steen, with his sister, Marina, from whom he was estranged as a child after the brutal murder of their mother. Moving forward and backward in time, Haley paints a compassionate portrait of reservation life and of the complex, sometimes tragic interrelationships between whites and natives.

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“Susan Haley has written her best novel yet. The Murder of Medicine Bear is a triumph for a writer committed to the reflection of white and Native Canadians.” Wendy Elliott, The Advertiser

Has Special Edition: 9781894031776

Other Books by this Author

Petitot: A Novel
Susan Haley

2013 / Ficton / $31.95 CAN
9781554471263 / Trade paper / 368 pp
The Complaints Department
Susan Haley

2005 / Fiction / $27.95 CAN
9781894031981 / Trade paper / 336 pp
The Murder of Medicine Bear
Susan Haley

2003 / Fiction / $49.95 CAN
9781894031776 / Fine / 464 pp
Maggie’s Family
Susan Haley

2002 / Fiction / $49.95 CAN
9781894031592 / Fine / 288 pp
Maggie’s Family
Susan Haley

2002 / Fiction / $21.95 CAN
9781894031585 / Trade paper / 288 pp
The Complaints Department
Susan Haley

2002 / Fiction / $49.95 CAN
9781894031257 / Fine / 304 pp
The Complaints Department
Susan Haley

2002 / Fiction / $18.95 CAN
9781894031264 / Trade paper / 304 pp
Blame it on the Spruce Budworm
Susan Haley

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

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