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The Dark Dawn

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Title:The Dark Dawn
Author:
Ostenso, Martha   
(2 of 19 for author by title)
The Doctor's Story
The Bridge
Published:   1926
Publisher:Dodd, Mead and Company, Inc.
Tags:farm-life, fiction
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After her first very successful first novel, "Wild Geese" in 1925, Martha Ostenso wrote this second novel about farm life on the prairies of the Northwest, and the trials, joys, successes, and tragedies of the married couple Hattie Murker and Lucien Dorritt. [Suggest a different description.]

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Martha Ostenso (1900-1963) was an American author and screenwriter. Born in Norway, her family emigrated to Manitoba, but eventually settled in the U.S. Midwest. She studied at the University of Manitoba where she met another author, Douglas Durkin whom she married in 1945. They moved to New York where she continued her studies at Columbia University. Ostenso is best known for her critically acclaimed first novel, "Wild Geese". The book is set in rural Manitoba and is known as a landmark work in the new field of literary 'realism'. She adapted the book into a movie which was released in 1927. Ostenso published about a dozen more novels but none achieved as much notoriety as her debut work. (Canadian Encyclopedia, Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature)

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