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Moorhead Public Library CRU (Text) 33500013160858 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780385545426
  • ISBN: 0385545428
  • ISBN: 9781984898234
  • ISBN: 198489823X
  • Physical Description: 290 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2019]

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"A novel about an orphaned brother and sister who must fend for themselves on a remote fishing outpost in the late 1800s"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 October #1
    Set in Newfoundland over two centuries ago, Crummey's (Sweetland, 2015) latest follows the plight of the Best siblings, Evered and Ada, orphaned at 12 and 10 respectively after an illness claims the lives of their mother, father, and baby sister Martha. Living in isolation in their house on a northern cove, Evered and Ada put aside their grief to fend for themselves, barely considering the notion of making their way to the nearest town. Their provisions are scarce, but Evered fishes and hunts seals, while Ada maintains the house, the two of them adopting the routine their parents performed. As the years roll on, the outside world occasionally intrudes in the form of regular visits from a ship, The Hope, which brings opportunities to trade; an egotistical adventurer and his housemaid, and a company of rowdy young men. But Evered and Ada remain an impenetrable duo, even as their burgeoning sexuality starts to reshape their relationship in ways they can't quite grasp. A gorgeous portrait of remote Newfoundland of yesterday with a remarkable story of human resilience at its core. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

MICHAEL CRUMMEY is an award-winning poet and storyteller. Crummey was born in Buchans, a mining town in the interior of Newfoundland. He is the bestselling author of four critically acclaimed novels, River Thieves, The Wreckage, Galore, and Sweetland, as well as five collections of poetry. His novels have won or been shortlisted for many prizes, including the Giller prize, the Governor-General's award, the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the IMPAC Award, and his books have sold over 225,000 copies in North America. He lives in St John's, Newfoundland.

Subject: Brothers and sisters > Fiction.
Orphans > Fiction.
Survival > Fiction.
Newfoundland and Labrador > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Historical / General.
FICTION / Small Town & Rural.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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