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  1. says:

    The Umbrella Mender is a rather sad yet empowering story told by an indigenous woman in a nursing home who stood up for tuberculosis patients during the 1930's in Canada Unfortunately the Umbrella Mender a drifter who arrives in town and befriends her doesn't have the most positive of endings but he's still one of my favorite cha

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    I love historical fiction about nurses in part because I find the history of medicine fascinating and also because nursing was one of the few opportunities women had historically to lead a life that was both adven

  3. says:

    The Umbrella Mender by Christine Fischer Guy Superb writing Strong main character nurse in a TB hospital and secondary character the umbrella mender With an interesting and intriguing supporting cast Not straigh

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    It is always a pleasure to read a book of which I have heard so much for a long time CFG is a writerfriend and I've heard her describe the process of writing this novel the difficulties the joys the usual writerly frustrationsThe result is a moving beautifully crafted tale of love loss and dreams some realized and some n

  5. says:

    The Umbrella Mender by Christine Fischer Guy is a stunning novel that is both uniuely Canadian yet universal in its themes The author

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    I could not imagine being closer to Moose Factory during the 1950's than while reading through the pages of The Umbrella Mender Christine wove the island's history geography and cultural heritages together in a way that I could feel the emotional pain of each person in her story A most compelling read I look for

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    Christine is a friend and as I already knew a beautiful writer I loved how this story sent me into the frontier nursing culture of Moose Factory The main character Hazel has this perfect balance of restraint discipline an

  8. says:

    Fischer Guy's debut novel is art Her writing is lush and her characters uniue Truly haunting heartbreaking and well worth the read

  9. says:

    Good story told from the point of view of a Toronto nurse who relocated to northern Ontario to help indigenous people suffering from tuberculosis in the early 1950's Deals with issues of racism and cultural clashes Also describes the dedication of a good nurse and doctor who try to see issues from the patient's viewpoint and help themI found the character development flat and was not really emotionally attached to any of them

  10. says:

    I love discovering a new author and this debut novel did not disappoint It is so well written and I loved Fischer Guy’s writing style This is a topic I knew nothing about and found it fascinating disturbing astounding sad and enlightening all at the same time I highly recommend this book

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The Umbrella Mender

Much is undecided The doctors talk over me debating the possibility that I’ll speak againThough a stroke has left her mute the story Hazel has to share is unforgettable As a talented nurse in the early s she went to Moose Factory to help fight the epidemic of tuberculosis that was ravaging the indigenous peoples of the north Each week the boat brought new patients from The Umbrella Mender by Christine Fischer Guy Superb writing Strong main character nurse in a TB hospital and secondary character the umbrella mender With an interesting and intriguing supporting cast Not straight time line narrative but not overly complex Story unfolds slowly at times but it unfolds and takes your from a dynamic prelude to a strong and satisfying conclusion Definitely for fans of literary works not genre fiction And did I say the writing was superb Not a cliche or worn phrase in site

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Rthwest Passage From her own hospital bed the older Hazel struggles to pass on to her grandniece the harrowing tale of her past in the north including the fate of Gideon and the heartbreaking secrets she left behind With arresting characters a richly drawn setting and impeccable prose author Christine Fischer Guy weaves a story that lingers long after the book is closed Christine is a friend and as I already knew a beautiful writer I loved how this story sent me into the frontier nursing culture of Moose Factory The main character Hazel has this perfect balance of restraint discipline and a wildness that I remember from the stories my grandmother used to tell about nursing Edouard Manet used to tell about nursing

Free download ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB å Christine Fischer Guy

The Nunavik region to the The Umbrella PDF or little hospital It was a desperate undertaking fraught with cultural and language difficulties that hampered the urgent sometimes reckless efforts of the medical staff Hazel is soon distracted from the tensions of the hospital by an enigmatic drifter named Gideon Judge an itinerant umbrella mender who is searching for the No I could not imagine being closer to Moose Factory during the 1950 s than while reading through the pages of The Umbrella Mender Christine wove the island s history geography and cultural heritages together in a way that I could feel the emotional pain of each person in her story A most compelling read I look forward to her next novel Doctors, Ambassadors, Secretaries undertaking fraught with cultural and language difficulties that hampered the Engendering Song urgent sometimes reckless efforts of the medical staff Hazel is soon distracted from the tensions of the hospital by an enigmatic drifter named Gideon Judge an itinerant Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide umbrella mender who is searching for the No I could not imagine being closer to Moose Factory during the 1950 s than while reading through the pages of The Umbrella Mender Christine wove the island s history geography and cultural heritages together in a way that I could feel the emotional pain of each person in her story A most compelling read I look forward to her next novel

  • Paperback
  • 300
  • The Umbrella Mender
  • Christine Fischer Guy
  • English
  • 14 June 2019
  • 9781894987905

About the Author: Christine Fischer Guy

Christine Fischer Guy’s fiction has appeared in journals across Canada and has been nominated for the Journey Prize She reviews for the Globe and Mail contributes to Ryebergcom and themillionscom and teaches creative writing at the School for Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto She is also an award winning journalist She has lived and worked in London England and now lives in T.