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From the dust jacket: Most of what Ben Start knew about the people who lived in the village he had learned through making his early morning deliveries of milk at back doors. And it was enough to raise a question in his mind every time he filled an order. In this novel, Martha Ostenso gently lifts the roof from one home after another to uncover the secrets that lie hidden within. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Ostenso, Martha
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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