Paula inherits fragments of her grandfather Paddock’s journal, which leads her on a journey of the heart and mind where she must recreate her ancestor’s troubled history. This epic tale draws readers through the early frontier’s hardships, through the Great War and the Depression and into the booming 1950s. Plainsong evokes the tale of four generations in a family and brings to vivid life a prairie town sculpted by the overwhelming forces of change. Award-winner Nancy Huston weaves a powerful and haunting tale that enhances readers’ understanding of prairie life and history.

Winner of the Governor General’s Award for Fiction (French)