University of Alberta Press

Book details

Publication date: January 2017
Series: Robert Kroetsch Series
Keywords: Canadian Literature / Fiction / Magical Realism
Subject(s): FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Magical Realism, FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology, Canadian Literature / Fiction / Magical Realism, Fiction: general & literary, Magical realism
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press

Kimmy Beach. Kimmy Beach is a writer, editor, and mentor. Nuala: A Fable is her sixth book. Her latest publication, The Last Temptation of Bond (UAP), received wide recognition. She lives in Red Deer, Alberta. Visit her at

While it is a highly original tale, many of its themes -- alienation, the search for understanding and companionship, and struggle for independence -- are universal…"

Lana Michelin, Red Deer Advocate

"From the start, the book has the power to take a reader on a journey that is wonderfully image-laden.... [You] get the feeling that every single word has been meticulously chosen... It's always polished but crackles with authenticity."

Mark Weber, Red Deer Express

# 1 on Edmonton Fiction Bestsellers list, March 19, 2017

# 2 on Saskatoon Fiction Bestsellers list, April 8, 2017

# 7 on Edmonton Fiction Bestsellers list, April 23, 2017

"... Beach's spare, poetic prose swept me away from the present world of mad dictators into a magical timeless realm like the sweet books of my childhood. I was transported and found myself rationing each page near the end, because I did not want to leave Beach's fictional world. Highly recommended, even if you don't like puppets, poetry or fables. It's all about the craft and the way Beach spins a sharp sensuous story..."

Bruce Hunter, Goodreads

# 7 on Edmonton Fiction Bestsellers list, September 24, 2017

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