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Linda Spalding
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Linda Spalding was born and raised in Kansas. She is the author of three previous novels and two acclaimed works of nonfiction, A Dark Place in the Jungle, which was short-listed for the Trillium Book Award and the Pearson Writers’ Non-Fiction Prize, and Who Named the Knife. The Purchase received Canada’s prestigious Governor General’s Award for English-language fiction. Spalding lives in Toronto, where she is an editor of Brick magazine.

www.lindaspalding.com

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Lost Classics
Writers on Books Loved and Lost, Overlooked, Under-read, Unavailable, Stolen, Extinct, or Otherwise Out of Commission
Edited by Michael Ondaatje, Michael Redhill, Esta Spalding and Linda Spalding


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 21, 2001
Price: $13.00

Seventy-four distinguished writers tell personal tales of books loved and lost–great books overlooked, under-read, out of print, stolen, scorned, extinct, or otherwise out of commission.

Compiled by the editors of Brick: A Literary Magazine, Lost Classics is a reader’s delight: an intriguing and entertaining collection of eulogies for lost books. As the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Lost Classics
Writers on Books Loved and Lost, Overlooked, Under-read, Unavailable, Stolen, Ex tinct, or Otherwise Out of Commission
Edited by Michael Ondaatje, Michael Redhill, Esta Spalding and Linda Spalding


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 30, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Riska
Memories Of A Dayak Girlhood
Written by Riska Orpa Sari and Linda Spalding


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage Canada
On Sale: April 11, 2000
Price: $15.95

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The Purchase

Written by Linda Spalding


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $15.95

Winner of Canada’s Governor General’s Award for Fiction

Pennsylvania, 1798. Daniel Dickinson, a devout Quaker, has just lost his wife. When he marries a fifteen-year-old Methodist orphan to help with his five small children, his fellow Quakers disown him for his impropriety. Forced out of the only community he’s ever known, Daniel... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Purchase
A Novel
Written by Linda Spalding


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $25.95

Winner of Canada's 2012 Governor General's Award for Fiction

In this provocative and starkly beautiful historical novel, a Quaker family moves from Pennsylvania to the Virginia frontier, where slaves are the only available workers and where the family’s values and beliefs are sorely tested.

In 1798, Daniel Dickinson, recently widowed and shunned... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

The Purchase
A Novel
Written by Linda Spalding


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

Who Named The Knife
A True Story of Murder and Memory
Written by Linda Spalding


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $11.99

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Who Named the Knife
A True Story of Murder and Memory
Written by Linda Spalding


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 7, 2008
Price: $16.00

When a murder occurs in beautiful Hawaii, the suspects are two young mainlanders on their honeymoon. Mayann Acker is eighteen-years-old. Her husband, William, is twenty-eight and just out of prison.

Linda Spalding is chosen as a juror for Maryann's trail. Surprisingly, the chief witness against her is William. Spalding has her doubts... Read more >
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