We already had our eye on Linda Spalding when she released her second novel, The Paper Wife, a 60s-set tale of draft dodgers, friendly betrayal and baby-trading. Check out the photo. Spalding recently told NOW she thinks she was a little overdressed for the shoot. She still excels at the period piece, expertly probing a Quaker man's moral quandary over slavery in The Purchase, which snagged the Governor General's Award for fiction last week. See review in next week's NOW.
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