Martine Noël-Maw
Trans. by Margaret Wilson Fuller

In the Fold of the Hillspreviousnext Ekstasis Editions

Saskatchewan’s Qu’Appelle Valley is said to echo with mysterious voices – voices Quebec novelist Martine Noel-Maw seems to hear them as she spins a masterful tale of secrets hidden In the Fold of the Hills. Set against the background of the valley’s historic sanatorium, known as Fort San, the novelist weaves a dramatic fiction of family entanglements and a search for origins. Dr. Emile Murray is the grandson of Fort San’s longtime director and pioneering tuberculosis specialist. Or is he? A late aunt’s diaries and letters suggests otherwise. Reading them, Emile’s wife Sophie is surprised to discover revelations which might restore the tarnished reputation of Emile's grandfather, but with upsetting implications for her husband. After digging to uncover the truth, Sophie must decide whether some secrets are best left intact. This spell-binding story of unfolding revelations was originally published in French, winning a Saskatchewan book prize.

Born and raised in Québec, Martine Noël-Maw has made Saskatchewan her home since 1993. In 2001, inspired by the enchanting landscape and the rich history of this often undervalued province, she left a successful career in communications and human resources to plunge headfirst into writing. Since then, her books have multiplied and her stories for adults and youth have earned her many honours, including two Saskatchewan Book Awards (Amélia et les papillons and Dans le pli des collines, 2e édition). She lives in Regina with her longtime husband, best buddy and greatest supporter Tim Maw.

ISBN 978-1-77171-009-1
206 pages
5 x 8
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