Claudia Miler is capable of performing astral projection. Cole Duncan is a cat burglar capable of finding treasure. When Claudia’s parents and brothers depart from their family home in the suburban south shore of Montreal, Canada for Europe, Claudia chooses to leave her beloved wilderness and books behind for downtown life. As she adopts the people in her new environment as her new family, she becomes aware that city life is not much different from the gardens of her childhood. It is just wilder. Cole is a product of the countryside, the cosmopolitan life and the consequences of his family’s choices. Together they must accept that their family of friends create a landscape of their own and within landscapes of nature or people, there is always treasure to be found.
A family secret is unearthed by an excavator’s shovel. In an effort to find answers, David Montgomery uncovers more questions. They eventually lead him on a journey of discovery that turns his comfortable life into one he could never have imagined.
This is a story of intrigue and deceit that enters one generation and has its outcome in the next. “The sins of the father shall be visited on the son.”
The Challenge: Through a Glass, Darkly
Six members of Brockville’s writers group Writers’ Ink accepted a challenge to write a book together. Writer’s Ink co-founder Anne “Bunty” Loucks wrote a novel titled In a Rosedale Garden over 20 years ago. Although it was released as a newspaper serial, it was never published as a book. The challenge accepted by the authors was to use In a Rosedale Garden as the plot, and each author would re-write their own chapter in their own style. The result is a novel titled Through a Glass, Darkly. Both novels have been combined together and published in one book. The book is titled In a Rosedale Garden but it also contains the author collaborative titled Through a Glass, Darkly.
The authors of Through a Glass, Darkly are: Anne Bunty Loucks, Patricia Cove, Dan Trafford, Dorothy Bush, Betty Cunningham, Marike Harris, R. Patricia Capitain.
Marike Harris has been a writer for much of her life, writing short stories for selected friends in her youth and for international and Canadian publications as an adult. After studying applied mathematics and English Literature at McGill University, she tutored English Literature and Mathematics in Montreal at the Lansdowne Centre and for the Westmount Learning Centre while she was also an artist and a professional freelance writer. She moved to Brockville, Ontario in 2006 when her first child was born and wrote for The Recorder and Times, a daily newspaper, for eight years. During that time, Marike wrote for other international magazines while she was involved in illustrating and writing in a collaborative novella, Through A Glass, Darkly, with some other writers from Writers’ Ink..