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Praise for Rain Before Morning

"As the number of Canadian soldiers killed in combat in Afghanistan climbs, Canadians are asking--why go to war? That question, and what Michael Poole describes as the enduring stigma of desertion in World War I, are the basis for Rain by Morning, an old fashioned romance of lovers in a dangerous time... Poole has provided us with much to think about when considering the overseas conflicts of today... A welcome novel of ideas."
- Grant Shilling, BC Bookworld

"Moves briskly on the strength of sharp description, episodic suspense and an unerring ear for dialogue. Poole is especially good at weather and seascape and wild coastal terrain -- they take on the feel of well-wrought characters... Riding its author's strong feelings, the novel leaps abruptly to its climax. What stayed with me was the love story: Two people haunted and hounded, imperfectly sustaining each other, making their way through a beautiful and treacherous landscape."
- Jim Bartley, The Globe & Mail


“Michael Poole’s debut successfully weaves romance, war and atmospheric natural settings into a page turning narrative.”
—Tara Lee, Quill & Quire