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Bonnie Jack

A novel by Ian Hamilton.

Ian Hamilton

As a boy, Jack Anderson was abandoned by his mother in a Glasgow movie theatre. Now living in the United States and facing his impending retirement, Jack and his wife Anne travel to Scotland to track down his long-lost sister. Their journey takes them from their home in a quiet Boston suburb to the impoverished mill towns of Ayrshire, the gray cobbled streets of Glasgow, and the majestic Scottish Highlands. Along the way, Jack gets entangled in local affairs and must confront uncomfortable truths about family, legacy, and the wife he thought he knew.

Bonnie Jack, the first stand-alone novel by acclaimed author Ian Hamilton, is a compelling story about the importance of family, self-discovery, and the lengths we go to protect the ones we love. (From House of Anansi Press)

Ian Hamilton is a Canadian mystery writer, a former journalist and civil servant. He is the author of both the Ava Lee series and the Uncle Chow Tung series.

Interviews with Ian Hamilton

Ian Hamilton is a prolific Canadian mystery writer known for his Ava Lee series, about a forensic accountant who chases bad debts for a living. But in his latest book, Bonnie Jack, Hamilton steps away from familiar characters and instead writes a story based on his father’s search for lost family. He joined Tom Power to tell us more about the novel. 14:13

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