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2 he clock mounted on the face of the organ loft made a muted click as it measured off another minute. Charles glanced up at it - 4-30. It would soon be safe to leave for home. The inside of the old church was dim. The only light came through the stained glass windows that ran along both sides of the nave. For the first few minutes after you walked in, it felt as if you'd come into a cave walled in colored glass. But as your eyes adjusted to the lower light, the space took shape around you. The ribbed vaulting of the ceiling stole from the shadows. Creatures carved in stone peered down from the pillar tops. Patches of flaking paint appeared on the walls. St. Bartholomew's was an old church that had definitely seen better days. It sat in the midst of what had once been a wealthy neighborhood of tree-lined streets and sedate old houses. Most of the trees had now succumbed to age or disease. The lawns had been bricked over, the houses broken into rooming houses. The old Caledon Psychiatric Hospital stood nearby, and outpatients tended to gravitate to the neighborhood. A lot of lost-looking souls walked the streets- people in their private worlds, broken worlds. Many of the stores

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780887766022
ISBN-10: 0887766021
Format: Paperback
(129mm x 196mm x 20mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Tundra Books
Publisher: Tundra Books
Publish Date: 10-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - Michael Bedard

Born and raised in Toronto, author Michael Bedard didn't spend his youth dreaming of being an author- he was too busy enjoying being a child, exploring the lush ravines and wild haunts of the city. His easy affinity with the thoughts of children and his appetite for exploration are evident in the subjects he chooses to write on. may of his books combine his love of literature with history, introducing to young children the elusive poetess Emily Dickinson, the cool but imaginative Bronte siblings and the strong-willed author Willa Cather as a child. He is the winner of the Governor General's Literary Award (1990) and the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award for Children (1991), both for his novel, Redwork. b> /b>The Clay Ladies tells the story of a young girl's encounter with two well-known Toronto sculptors of the 1940s and 50s, Frances Loring and Florence Wyle. The book won the Municipal Chapter of Toronto IODE Book Award and the 200 Tiny Torgi Award, and was a finalist for the Mr. Christie's Book Award. Stained Glass follows the story of Charles Endicott and what he discovers about himself and his past as he follows a ho

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