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

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