A Good House by Bonnie Burnard

A Good House

Bonnie Burnard

309 pages first pub 1999 (editions)

fiction contemporary historical emotional reflective slow-paced


A Good House begins in 1949 in Stonebrook, Ontario, home to the Chambers family. The postwar boom and hope for the future color every facet of life: the possibilities seem limitless for Bill, his wife Sylvia, and their three children.In the fifty ...

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reflective 66%
challenging 33%
emotional 33%
informative 33%
lighthearted 33%
relaxing 33%


slow 66%
medium 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 100%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 50% | Yes: 50%

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