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Author Name:    Gillmor, Don

Title:   The Desire of Every Living Thing : A Search for Home

Binding:   Soft cover

Book Condition:   Very Good

Publisher:    Random House of Canada, Limite 2000

ISBN Number:   0679310703 / 9780679310709

Seller ID:   135340

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At the age of eighty, Don Gillmor's grandmother let slip the defining secret of her life: her twin sister Jean was not her twin, but her aunt, and her family had emigrated from Scotland to Winnipeg to escape the stigma of her illegitimacy. That revelation set Gillmor off on what seemed at first like the most personal of quests: to track down his ancestors. "The Desire of Every Living Thing" is also the story of the New World, the story of Winnipeg, the story of this country. Both an evocative family memoir and a brilliant feat of historical imagination, the book's most moving theme is how the discarded past haunts and shapes our lives without us even noticing.



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