Fish Change Direction in Cold Weather

Fish Change Direction in Cold Weather

Book - 2012
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Once upon a time in a frozen city . . . strangers fall in love, wishes come true, and lives will never be the same againWhen his parents split up, and his dad leaves home, a ten-year-old boy begs the sky to help him. The next day an ice storm covers his city. When the power goes out and the temperature drops, people must turn to each other to survive. But for one neighbourhood the catastrophe brings surprising new beginnings. Julie, the dancer who lives across the street, helps Boris, an eccentric Russian mathematician, save his fish from the cold weather. And the urbane Michel and Simon open their door to Alexis, their embittered neighbour, and his son. But will the ice storm bring the boy's parents back together? Hilarious and heartwarming, Fish Change Direction in Cold Weather reminds us that happy endings might still be possible.
Publisher: Edinburgh :, Canongate,, 2012.
ISBN: 9780857861627
085786162X
Branch Call Number: FIC SZAL
Characteristics: 247 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Anderson, Alison

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SusanJ_124
Oct 20, 2018

This book uses LOTS of exclamation points! Often one or two or more per page!! It is distracting! Especially since the sentiment of the sentence often did not warrant this punctuation mark!

This book also has very few characters, but still uses overlapping names (e.g. Alexandra, Alexandria, Alex, and Alexis). Really, there were not so many people in the book! Perhaps the author could have chosen different names to make things less confusing!

Aside from the above distractions, I actually really did enjoy the book. I found it engaging and interesting. I would read other books by this author.

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jtkretzschmar
Oct 20, 2013

I enjoyed this book a lot. It was heartwarming and a cute little read. I rated it 4 stars because the novel read like a something a youth would read, but because of some of the content they decided it was for adults.

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