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"Want is a terrific book — original, provocative and very well written!"  

                      Gail Bowen

 
WANT

A dream kitchen. An idyllic life on the Canadian Prairies. The untangling of generations of secrets. In her debut novel Want, Barbara Langhorst reconsiders the family drama in the age of climate change and global conflict.

Funny and crisp, Want is the brilliantly relatable story of a woman who has to choose between the lifestyle she's always wanted and the one that just may mean her family's survival. Barbara Langhorst's Want will keep you laughing and guessing until the end.

A cast of characters we can all recognize - trying to hide a secret which almost destroys them. What we all 'Want' is peace of mind and acceptance. Langhorst weaves this pathway - both for the reader and the characters she creates.     -- CAROL ROSE DANIELS

In comical parody and solemn realism, Want constructs a cogent narrative of our time. It compellingly speaks of a home that is lost and ardently sought. Its nimble wit and strong realism unnervingly depicts a world dangling, personally and environmentally, on the edge of disaster.                                    -- DENNIS COOLEY

Want is an intimate meditation on our modern spiritual dilemma: what it means to both want and to be found wanting. Barbara Langhorst offers a witty account of interiors and interiority, an illumination of all the places we call home.                           -- MÉIRA COOK

This timely novel turns corners unexpectedly, like most renovations. An engaging and humorous family portrait of life on the Canadian Prairies where past collides with present and “want” leads to what really matters. Brimming with energy—from the everyday to the otherworldly—a story packed with feeling and light.

                                            -- CATHERINE GRAHAM

 
IN THE PRESS

Oh, this is a rollicking ride of a novel as a woman buffeted by the terrors of the modern world tries alternately to buy or run her way out of the collapse to come.

BILL ROBERTSON

Saskatoon Star Phoenix,  Oct. 18, 2018

 
 
 
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