Academic journal article Manitoba History

Christina Penner, Widows of Hamilton House

Academic journal article Manitoba History

Christina Penner, Widows of Hamilton House

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Christina Penner, Widows of Hamilton House

Winnipeg: Great Plains Publications, 2008, 240 pages.

ISBN 9781894283847, $29.95 (hardcover).

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Widows of Hamilton House is a literary novel about love and loss by Christina Penner. As the title suggests, it is set against the backdrop of Hamilton House, the house of Dr. TG Hamilton, located on Henderson Highway in Winnipeg. In the early 1900s, Dr. Hamilton's son Arthur died during the flu epidemic and shortly thereafter, the doctor and his wife Lillian began to hold seances at their home. Into this house some 70 years later comes Ruth, a young woman recovering from a failed love affair. At this point in time, a group of Mennonites have purchased the home and rent Ruth a suite on the second floor. Her subsequent relationship with a young doctor and his mother, and Ruth's interest in what went on in Hamilton House during the time of the seances are parallel themes of the book. The archives at the University of Manitoba allow Ruth to delve into the lives of the Hamiltons and particularly into the personality and mind of Lillian, who lost her husband TG in 1935. …

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