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Emma Hooper - Author

About the Author

Raised in Alberta, Canada, Emma Hooper brought her love of music and literature to the UK, where she received a doctorate in Musico-Literary studies at the University of East-Anglia and currently lectures at Bath Spa University. A musician, Emma performs as the solo artist Waitress for the Bees, and was awarded a Finnish Cultural Knighthood. She also performs with the Stringbeans Quartet and has toured with Peter Gabriel and Toni Braxton. She lives in Bath, UK, but goes home to Canada to cross-country ski whenever she can.

 

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Our Homesick Songs

Our Homesick Songs

Author: Emma Hooper Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2018

'A Wes Anderson-esque tale to fall for' Stylist 'Warm-hearted and winsomely imaginative' Sunday Times 'A novel in love with music, magic and the idealism of childhood' The Times Newfoundland, Canada, 1992. When all the fish vanish from the waters, and the cod industry abruptly collapses, it's not long before the people begin to disappear from the town of Big Running as well. As residents are forced to leave the island in search of work, 10-year-old Finn Connor suddenly finds himself living in a ghost town. There's no school, no friends and whole rows of houses stand abandoned. And then Finn's parents announce that they too must separate if their family is to survive. But Finn still has his sister, Cora, with whom he counts the dwindling boats on the coast at night, and Mrs Callaghan, who teaches him the strange and ancient melodies of their native Ireland. That is until his sister disappears, and Finn must find a way of calling home the family and the life he has lost. This is an enchanting tale about a fading town and a boy who would do anything to save his family

Our Homesick Songs

Our Homesick Songs

Author: Emma Hooper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2018

'A Wes Anderson-esque tale to fall for' Stylist 'Warm-hearted and winsomely imaginative' Sunday Times 'Elegant and musical' The List Newfoundland, Canada, 1992. When all the fish vanish from the waters, and the cod industry abruptly collapses, it's not long before the people begin to disappear from the town of Big Running as well. As residents are forced to leave the island in search of work, 10-year-old Finn Connor suddenly finds himself living in a ghost town. There's no school, no friends and whole rows of houses stand abandoned. And then Finn's parents announce that they too must separate if their family is to survive. But Finn still has his sister, Cora, with whom he counts the dwindling boats on the coast at night, and Mrs Callaghan, who teaches him the strange and ancient melodies of their native Ireland. That is until his sister disappears, and Finn must find a way of calling home the family and the life he has lost. This is a haunting, enchanting tale about a fading town and a boy who would do anything to save his family

Etta und Otto und Russell und James

Etta und Otto und Russell und James

Author: Emma Hooper Format: eBook Release Date: 27/08/2015

Ein charmanter, weiser und poetischer Roman uber eine unerschutterliche Freundschaft, unerfullte Sehnsuchte und eine lebenslange Liebe - vor der grandiosen Kulisse Kanadas. "e;Perfekt fr alle, die auf der Suche nach dem Geheimnis des Lebens sind - und fr alle anderen auch."e; Fr SieDie 83-jhrige Etta hat noch nie das Meer gesehen. Mit etwas Schokolade, Wanderschuhen und einem Gewehr macht sie sich daher auf den 3.232 Kilometer langen Weg an die Ostkste Kanadas. Ihr Mann Otto lsst sie ziehen - trotz aller Sorge. Er ist vor vielen Jahren selbst zu einer groen Reise aufgebrochen, die sein Leben verndert hat. Ihr gemeinsamer Freund Russell hingegen will Etta zurckholen und verlsst zum ersten Mal in seinem Leben die heimische Farm. Auf ihrer Wanderung trifft Etta James, der sie durch das staubtrockene Land begleitet. Je nher Etta der Kste Kanadas und dem sehnsuchtsvoll erwarteten Meer kommt, desto lebendiger werden die Erinnerungen - Erinnerungen an die gemeinsame Jugend mit Otto und Russell, an Zeiten des Krieges an Hoffnungen und versteckte Gefhle, aber auch an die zahlreichen Erfahrungen, die sie miteinander geteilt haben. Die Musikerin Emma Hooper schreibt unvergleichlich ber tiefe Liebe und Freundschaft, ber Vertrauen und Hoffnung, ber Abenteuer-Willen und den Mut, dem Leben immer wieder voller Neugier zu begegnen.

Etta and Otto and Russell and James

Etta and Otto and Russell and James

Author: Emma Hooper Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 29/01/2015

Etta and Otto and Russell and James

Etta and Otto and Russell and James

Author: Emma Hooper Format: eBook Release Date: 20/01/2015

A gorgeous literary debut about an elderly womans last great adventure walking across Canada. A beautiful novel of pilgrimage, of fulfilling lifelong promises, of a talking coyote called James, of unlikely heroes and hundreds of papier-mch animalsEighty-two-year-old Etta has never seen the ocean. So early one morning she takes a rifle, some chocolate, and her best boots, and begins walking the 3,232 kilometers from rural Canada eastward to the coast. Her husband Otto wakes to a note left on the kitchen table. I will try to remember to come back, Etta writes to him. Otto has seen the ocean, having crossed the Atlantic years ago to fight in a far-away war. He understands. But with Etta gone, the memories come crowding in and Otto struggles to keep them at bay. Russell has spent his whole life trying to keep up with Otto and loving Etta from afar. Russell insists on finding Etta, wherever shes gone. Leaving his own farm will be the first act of defiance in his life. As Etta walks further toward the ocean, accompanied by a coyote named James, the lines among memory, illusion, and reality blur. Rocking back and forth with the pull of the waves, Etta and Otto and Russell and James moves from the hot and dry present of a quiet Canadian farm to a dusty burnt past of hunger, war, passion, and hope; from trying to remember to trying to forget; and inspires each of its characters to visit the sites theyve longed to see and say the things theyve longed to say. This is dazzling literary fiction about the rediscovery and care of the soul, and the idea its never too late for a great adventure.

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