The Canal House
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The Canal House

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Photojournalist Nicky Bettencourt thinks he's seen everything until he teams up with the legendary war correspondent Daniel McFarland. To Daniel, the story is everything; people come later. But after a plane crash nearly takes his life, Daniel begins to see the world in a different way. He falls in love with Julia Cadell, an idealistic British doctor, and together they find refuge at an old canal house in the center of London. Soon after, Nicky, Daniel, and Julia are called to East Timor, where the government has fled and the entire country is a war zone, and Daniel must decide whether to get the story of a lifetime or to see beyond the headlines to the people whose lives are in the balance. Fast-paced and gorgeously written, The Canal House is a gripping novel of love, faith, and friendship set in the dangerous world of international wartime journalism.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 353 pages
  • 129.5 x 198.1 x 25.4mm | 317.52g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0156029545
  • 9780156029544
  • 2,168,201

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"Ripe with authority... The perfect book group book." --Los Angeles Times
Photojournalist Nicky Bettencourt thinks he's seen everything until he teams up with the legendary war correspondent Daniel McFarland. But when Daniel falls in love with Julia Cadell, an idealistic British doctor, his determination wavers. When Nicky, Daniel and Julia are called to the war zone that is East Timor, Daniel must decide what is more important: the story of a lifetime or the people he loves.
"With a satisfying smack of authenticity, Lee is brilliant at capturing a whole culture in a paragraph." --St. Louis Post-Dispatch
A USA Today Summer Reading Selection
Mark Lee has covered international issues for various publications, including the Atlantic Monthly, London Telegraph, and the Los Angeles Times. A vice president of PEN Center USA, he lives in California.

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"This touching, elegantly written tale aptly describes love and friendship amid the terror of contemporary war."
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104 ratings
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4 39% (41)
3 27% (28)
2 8% (8)
1 3% (3)
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