This is one of the greatest Canadian books ever written and it is a masterpiece. This book will haunt you because of the exquisite beauty of the sentiment, the vivid depiction of the landscape, the masterfully crafted words and sentences. In evocative prose, Alistair MacLeod tells the story, in a series of flashbacks, of a Scottish family living in Cape Breton, of their loves and losses, and mostly of the strength and love of family and clan. Just writing these words and remembering the book brings up a swell of emotion. An absolute must-read!