Clara Callan

Richard B. Wright

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Clara Callan by Wright, Richard B.
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In a small town in Canada, Clara Callan reluctantly takes leave of her sister, Nora, who is bound for New York. It's a time when the growing threat of fascism in Europe is a constant worry, and people escape from reality through radio and the movies. Meanwhile, the two sisters -- vastly different in personality, yet inextricably linked by a shared past -- try to find their places within the complex web of social expectations for young women in the 1930s.

While Nora embarks on a glamorous career as a radio-soap opera star, Clara, a strong and independent-minded woman, struggles to observe the traditional boundaries of a small and tight-knit community without relinquishing her dreams of love, freedom, and adventure. However, things aren't as simple as they appear -- Nora's letters eventually reveal life in the big city is less exotic than it seems, and the tranquil solitude of Clara's life is shattered by a series of unforeseeable events. These twists of fate require all of Clara's courage and strength, and finally put the seemingly unbreakable bond between the sisters to the test.



Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published: 12/02/2003
Pages: 415
Weight: 0.81lbs
Size: 8.13h x 5.35w x 1.04d
ISBN: 9780060506070

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 6
Point Value: 22
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 69833 / Clara Callan

About the Author
Wright, Richard B.: - Richard B. Wright is the author of nine novels, including The Age of Longing, In the Middle of a Life, and Weekend Man. He lives with his wife in Saint Catharines, Ontario.