ePUB Jack Hodgins ✓ Broken Ground Epub ☆ ✓

broken mobile ground ebok Broken Ground MOBIK have built a new life for themselves But when an encroaching forest fire threatens this fledgling settlement it also intensifies the remembered horrors of war The story of Portuguese Creek is told by several of its citizens including a boy trying to recover from the sudden l.

K have built a new life for themselves But when an encroaching forest fire threatens this fledgling settlement it also intensifies the remembered horrors of war The story of Portuguese Creek is told by several of its citizens including a boy trying to recover from the sudden l.

ePUB Jack Hodgins ✓ Broken Ground Epub ☆ ✓

[PDF / Epub] ★ Broken Ground ✪ Jack Hodgins – Arnepistol.co Broken Ground is a riveting exploration of the dark brooding presence of the First World War in the lives of the inhabitants of a “soldier’s settlement” on Vancouver Island From out of a stubborBroken Ground is a riveting exploration of the dark brooding presence of the First World War in the lives of the inhabitants of a “soldier’s settlement” on Vancouver Island From out of a stubborn desolate landscape studded with tree stumps the settlers of Portuguese Cree.

ePUB Jack Hodgins ✓ Broken Ground Epub ☆ ✓

ePUB Jack Hodgins ✓ Broken Ground Epub ☆ ✓ Novelist and short story writer Jack Hodgins lives on Vancouver Island where until recently he taught fiction writing at the University of Victoria Raised in the small rural community of Merville in the Comox Valley he graduated with a BEd from the University of British Columbia and taught high school in Nanaimo between 1961 and 1981 He was a Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa bet

10 thoughts on “Broken Ground

  1. Krista Krista says:

    ePUB Jack Hodgins ✓ Broken Ground Epub ☆ ✓ broken mobile, ground ebok, Broken Ground MOBI “Who told men that women want them to be heroes?” Maude said “Not their mothers” Broken Ground was recommended to me as an underrated classic of Canadian literature and I have to admit that it meets that unhappy description When you look at the book's cover and see that it has pictures of both WWI soldiers going “over the top” from the trenches and a farmer following a team of horses with a primitive plow you might be tempted to say “Oh broken ground that's kind of a heavy handed metaphor eh?” but here's the thing this dram


  2. Diane Diane says:

    ePUB Jack Hodgins ✓ Broken Ground Epub ☆ ✓ broken mobile, ground ebok, Broken Ground MOBII happened across this Canadian classic which I had never heard of in a library sale bin and picked it up because it was just a few days prior to Remembrance Day and I was intrigued by the photographs on the book jacket It is a story of First World War veterans who were giv


  3. Deborah Sowery-Quinn Deborah Sowery-Quinn says:

    ePUB Jack Hodgins ✓ Broken Ground Epub ☆ ✓ broken mobile, ground ebok, Broken Ground MOBII liked this book a lot knew nothing about it going in was passed to me in a box of books from my brother The setting is a rugged valley in British Columbia that has been set aside for Canadian soldiers returning from World War II It is a harsh place the settlers are a rag taggled broken lot who have suffered their share of tragedy will suffer as the story moves along I found the characters beautifully drawn their story moving


  4. Wayne Haggart Wayne Haggart says:

    ePUB Jack Hodgins ✓ Broken Ground Epub ☆ ✓ broken mobile, ground ebok, Broken Ground MOBIEffective presentation of pioneer spirit in face of adversity senselessness of WW1 the power of nature and differing viewpoints of future generations


  5. Valerie Haggart Valerie Haggart says:

    ePUB Jack Hodgins ✓ Broken Ground Epub ☆ ✓ broken mobile, ground ebok, Broken Ground MOBIbeautifully written very thought provoking


  6. Benjamin Kahn Benjamin Kahn says:

    ePUB Jack Hodgins ✓ Broken Ground Epub ☆ ✓ broken mobile, ground ebok, Broken Ground MOBIThis book started decently and headed south uickly The first part concerning the settlement and the people that lived there was interesting enough though I felt there were too many characters and it was a little hard to keep track of them at times At some point I realized that none of the characters were that appealing to me Usually in a book written from several characters' viewpoints there is one or two that you look forward to hearing I realized that there wasn't in this bookThe second part of the book concerned the fire This was somewhat compelling although I found there was a certain sameness to the descriptions from one character to anot


  7. Vontel Vontel says:

    ePUB Jack Hodgins ✓ Broken Ground Epub ☆ ✓ broken mobile, ground ebok, Broken Ground MOBIInteresting book for Oct book club He subseuently wrote several others which involved people from Portuguese Creek on Vancouver Island so this is a good place to start with the development of this settlement in the rain forest as part of post WW1 development plan of the Canadian gov't as a gift of dubious generosity Powerful anti war message great interactions and relationships of various people Would have been helpful if I'd scanned the TOC carefully first It seemed a bit confusing and not so easy to feel connected at first since each early cha


  8. Alida Alida says:

    ePUB Jack Hodgins ✓ Broken Ground Epub ☆ ✓ broken mobile, ground ebok, Broken Ground MOBII just re read this book and enjoyed as much as the first time It's a little difficult to get into but well worth the effort So much to think about as you read it; horrors of war ways we fail or abandon loved ones loyalty what it means to be family It takes place on Vancouver Island; therefore many of the scenes are familiar including the burnt out landscape after a devastating forest fire It should be reuired reading for any student studying Canada's role in WW 1 I should add that a number of members of book club did not like nor finish this book It makes me a little sad when a book I love does not resonate with people whose opinions I value


  9. Janet McLarty Fretter Janet McLarty Fretter says:

    ePUB Jack Hodgins ✓ Broken Ground Epub ☆ ✓ broken mobile, ground ebok, Broken Ground MOBIHistorical fiction about returning soldiers from WWI carving out a new life in a settlement on Vancouver Island I found the constant switching of narrative voice confusing 10 different narrators? Really? Maybe it was timing my energy level or my failure to make a real connection with any of the characters but after a while I found I didn't care who was talking anyOthers seem to give very positive reviews so I guess 'to eac


  10. Kathleen McRae Kathleen McRae says:

    ePUB Jack Hodgins ✓ Broken Ground Epub ☆ ✓ broken mobile, ground ebok, Broken Ground MOBII loved the writing in this bookThe story of men or boyswho survived the carnage that was WW and on returning to Canada settled on Vancouver Island in a desolate place called Portuguese CoveIt was a soldiers settlement and a hard life for the haunted soldiers and their partners and familiesThe characters were vividly told and I am sure the story reflected the history of the area and was a snapshot of life at the time


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