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Cover of: No great mischief | Alistair MacLeod
About the Book

Historical novel/family saga.

The narrator Alexander MacDonald guides us through his family's mythic past as he recollects the heroic stories of his people: loggers, miners, drinkers, adventurers; men forever in exile, forever linked to their clan. There is the legendary patriarch who left the Scottish Highlands in 1779 and resettled in "the land of trees," where his descendants became a separate Nova Scotia clan. There is the team of brothers and cousins, expert miners in demand around the world for their dangerous skills. And there is Alexander and his twin sister, who have left Cape Breton and prospered, yet are haunted by the past. Elegiac, hypnotic, by turns joyful and sad, No Great Mischief is a spellbinding story of family, loyalty, and of the blood ties that bind us to the land from which our ancestors came.

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12 editions First published in 1999

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2006, M&S
No great mischief
in English - Special ed.
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2002, Beeler Large Print
No great mischief
in English
Cover of: Ingen større ulykke
2002, Klim
Ingen større ulykke
in Danish - 1. udg.
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2002, Howes
No great mischief
in English - Large print ed.
Cover of: Land der Bäume
2002, Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag
Land der Bäume
in German
Cover of: La perte et le fracas
2001, Boréal
La perte et le fracas
in French
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2001, McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
No Great Mischief
in English - Emblem Edition
Cover of: No great mischief
2001, Vintage Books
No great mischief
in English - 1st Vintage international ed.
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2001, Vintage
No great mischief
in English
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2000, W.W. Norton
No great mischief
in English - 1st American ed.
Cover of: No great mischief
2000, W.W. Norton
No great mischief
in English - 1st American ed.
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1999, McClelland & Stewart
No great mischief
in English

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