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The Age of Hope

(2013)
A novel by

 
Born in 1930 in a small town outside Winnipeg, beautiful Hope Koop appears destined to have a conventional life. Church, marriage to a steady young man, children - her fortunes are already laid out for her, as are the shiny modern appliances in her new home. All she has to do is stay with Roy, who loves her. But as the decades unfold, what seems to be a safe, predictable existence overwhelms Hope. Where - among the demands of her children, the expectations of her husband and the challenges of her best friend, Emily, who has just read The Feminine Mystique - is there room for her? And just who is she anyway? A wife, a mother, a woman whose life is somehow unrealized?

This beautifully crafted and perceptive work of fiction spans some fifty years of Hope Koop's life in the second half of the 20th century, from traditionalism to feminism and beyond. David Bergen has created an indelible portrait of a seemingly ordinary woman who struggles to accept herself as she is, and in so doing becomes unique.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2012 : Canada Hardback
Title: The Age Of Hope
Author(s): David Bergen
ISBN: 1-4434-1135-3 / 978-1-4434-1135-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Phyllis Bruce Books
Availability: Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

January 1900 : Canada Paperback
Title: The Age Of Hope
Author(s): David Bergen
ISBN: 1-4434-1136-1 / 978-1-4434-1136-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

September 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Age Of Hope
Author(s): David Bergen
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA   


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