“House of Crows is a captivating read. Three generations. Three women. Three stories that span the formative years between 1852 and 1898, alternating narratives between Edie, the grandmother from Edinburgh, Scotland; Lucy, the mother, who grieves the death of beloved husband; and Maggie, the daughter, who works as a maid for a wealthy family that live on the ocean’s edge. These women forge a path through very challenging times and their stories lay the foundations of possibility and hope for our modern world. Written from seeds scattered through historical sources, the women’s voices in this novel have an authenticity seldom seen in historical writing. They say that crows speak a specific dialect unique to the west coast, and this story captures the language from the vantage point of the newcomer. Author Edeana Malcolm weaves the story of three women into the history of Victoria as it grows from isolated wilderness to burgeoning metropolis. House of Crows reminds us that place is identified by the people who live there and the stories that made them who they are and vice-versa. If you love historical fiction and stories about women by women for women… this is your book!” -Sheri-D. Wilson, D. Litt, C.M., Member of the Order of Canada, Poet Laureate Emeritus of Calgary and author of Open Letter: Woman against Violence against Women
Weight: 0.7 kg
Dimensions: 20 × 27 × 3 cm
In Edeana Malcolm’s Letters from the Gardener passion and jealousy ignite as Susan and John Dean as friendships, both new and old, add pressure to their marriage, and the bonds of love they forged to long ago begin to splinter. With each chapter framed by letters, enter into the world of the Dean family, as they continue to fight for their love and their family. The third of four novels in The Compleat Gardener series.
In Edeana Malcolm’s The Gardener’s Wife happily ever after is not always the end of the story. After the events of The Serpentine Garden Path Susan Kirke has finally married the gardener she loves, but love can only go so far. In an effort to make ends meet, the pair will have to endure more than they ever could have expected. The second of four novels in The Compleat Gardener series.
Edeana Malcolm’s novel The Loyalist explores the journeys of her ancestors as told from the perspective of her four times great-grandfather Michael Eisan and his third wife Sarah Lawrence as they transverse the trials of war, love, family, and marriage. A historical fiction based upon Malcolm’s own ancestry, this novel centers around many moments in our own history, opening the reader’s eye to the differing perspectives of our past.
Edeana Malcolm’s The Serpentine Garden Path draws you into the era of 18th century England romance, as heroine Susan Kirke is torn between two worlds: the proper English woman she was raised to be or following her heart into forbidden love, danger, and adventure unlike anything she’s ever experienced. The first of four novels in The Compleat Gardener series.
Edeana Malcolm’s A Garden in the Wilderness is the final installment of the Deans’ journey as they make their new home in Nova Scotia. As both Susan and John struggle to adapt to their new surroundings, amending their skills to best suit their new home and family of ten, this novel is a testament to love, family, death, and survival. The last installment in The Compleat Gardener series.
Edeana Malcolm’s The Book of Elisheva, though a glimpse into the first-century life of a Jewish woman, takes the reader on a journey of pain, anger, religion, and self-discovery. This novel speaks to the human condition both in the span of the novel, and in modern day, as oppression , religious fanaticism, rule by tyrants, and the marginalization of women continue to our shame. A historical fiction novel that transverses the past of both women and religion, with enticing parallels to our own world.