This is a sexier cover than you usually see for this classic of highschool CanLit. I guess it’s fair enough to call it a romance, but as a teenager, I think I impatiently skimmed over the deathless love triangle of Neil, Penny and Angus in favour of the story of the 1917 explosion of the munitions ship Mont Blanc in Halifax Harbour and the disaster and chaos that followed in its wake. The cover gives pretty short shrift to the explosion at all, really - just the suggestion of a ship in the background and some billowing smoke.

Good book.

Barometer Rising, Hugh MacLennan, 1941

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    Writing an essay on Barometer Rising and realized this book is sort of like the Canadian Game of Thrones. War,...
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