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by Michael V. Smith


ISBN: 9781770860001

Format: Trade Paperback
Size: 5.3" x 8.01"

Price: $21.00


Publication Date: February 15, 2011



In the lonely years following the death of her fiancé, Helen is unable to move on with her life. But life itself is moving on around her — literally: the building of a dam is forcing her small town and her family home — to relocate.

But the construction project means more than the loss of a home. Helen’s brother, Robbie, who disappeared without a trace many years earlier, suddenly resurfaces. As he re-enters his sister’s life, he reveals the secret of why he left in the first place: a secret that tore their family apart, and affected Helen’s life in more ways than she ever realized.

The second novel by Michael V. Smith, Progress is a stirring story of lives lost and found.


FIC019000 FICTION / Literary

FIC011000 FICTION / LGBT / Gay

Winner, 2015 One Book UBCO


“A moving account of the difficulty of transformation and the anxious soul-searching that often accompanies personal evolution.”

“An epic Canadian novel … [a] can’t-put-it-down read.”
fab Magazine

“Smith has a ton of talent, and the story carries a huge emotional charge.”
NOW Magazine

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