RR # 2
Diane CreberNot much has happened in the sleepy hamlet of Haystack in eastern Ontario in the last hundred years. But in 1968, the post office closes and the name of the village is no longer Haystack. It is now known as RR # 2. Next the church shuts its door and moves to a larger town. Then in 1970, the local schoolhouse closes and the building is put up for sale.
Into this backwater move two young potters, Joe and Cathy, straight from the big city. They buy the school intending to use it as a home and studio, full of big dreams and ambitions perhaps not well suited for a little place like Haystack.
The locals are upset to have hippie city slickers in their schoolhouse. The couple struggle to deal with village life where everyone knows everyone else and is suspicious of newcomers. They must learn to deal with multi-party phone lines and runaway livestock, nosy neighbours and a quarry owner intent on polluting the countryside. This funny, affectionate portrait of a fictional rural Canadian community will have the reader laughing out loud.
FICTION / ISBN 978-0-9940172-9-1 PAPER $22.50
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Diane Creber was born in Montreal and lived in Montreal, Toronto, and Ossining, New York. She studied painting at the Art Students League in NYC and is a graduate of Ontario College of Art and Design and Sheridan College School of Design.
She and her husband, Tim De Rose, operated the Wilton Pottery for forty-five years in the tiny Hamlet of Wilton in Eastern Ontario, known by Canada Post as RR #2 Odessa.
Diane is an award-winning potter and has exhibited her work across Canada, Europe, and the United States. She has received numerous awards for her pottery and was nominated for the Saidye Bronfman Award, one of the Governor-General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts. She has lectured and written extensively about her techniques. Her book Crystalline Glazes is studied throughout the arts and crafts field. RR #2 is her first venture into fiction.
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