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The Gallery of Lost Species

(2015)
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Edith grows up in her big sister Vivienne's shadow. While the beautiful Viv is forced by the girls' overbearing mother to compete in child beauty pageants, plain-looking Edith follows in her father's footsteps: collecting oddities, studying coins, and reading from old books.

When Viv rebels against her mother's expectations, Edith finds herself torn between a desire to help her sister and pursuing her own love for a boy who might love her sister more than he loves her. When Edith accepts a job at the National Gallery of Canada, she meets an elderly cryptozoologist named Theo who is searching for a bird many believe to be extinct. Navigating her way through Vivienne's dark landscape while trying to win Liam's heart, Edith develops an unlikely friendship with Theo when she realizes they might have more in common than she imagined; they are both trying to retrieve something that may be impossible to bring back to life.

Nina Berkhout's The Gallery of Lost Species is about finding solace in unexpected places - in works of art, in people, and in animals that the world has forgotten.

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"Nina Berkhout brings a poet's eye to her debut novel, writing with a haunting sadness about the scaling down of one’s most tremendous dreams." - Suzanne Desrochers


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Hardback Editions

May 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Gallery of Lost Species: A Novel
Author(s): Nina Berkhout
ISBN: 1-250-08507-1 / 978-1-250-08507-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

January 2015 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Gallery Of Lost Species
Author(s): Nina Berkhout
ISBN: 1-77089-483-7 / 978-1-77089-483-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Anansi
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Gallery of Lost Species: A Novel
Author(s): Nina Berkhout
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Availability: Amazon   


January 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Gallery of Lost Species: A Novel
Author(s): Nina Berkhout
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Availability: Amazon CA   



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