Posted: June 1, 2012
"Maiden from the Sea" by Nellie P. Strowbridge is the first of our featured books in the Great Summer Reads Give-Away.
We're starting great out of the gate... with a fantastical new novel based in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, written by one of Newfoundland & Labrador's most highly regarded (and awarded) authors. Talk about your 'must-reads'!
About the book...
"Maiden from the Sea" is a breathtaking journey into the life and troubled mindscape of a servant girl from seventeenth-century France. While travelling to destinations unknown, Genevieve Laurier is tossed from the deck of an itinerant vessel and becomes stranded on an island in the middle of the stormy Atlantic. Frightened, she struggles to survive on the dark and mysterious coastline, her only company the two Irish fishermen who rescued her from the deep, a Beothuk warrior who provides her with food and clothing against his tribe’s wishes, and the women who inhabit her dreams. Genevieve finds comfort in the arms of Nasook, the Beothuk warrior . . . but when she gives birth to his child, the law of man gives chase. Genevieve must take her family and escape these abusive shores—and her increasingly disturbing dreams. But just as she makes her last desperate attempt to elude her pursuers, Genevieve Laurier’s past, present, and future collide in a single revelatory moment that could spell tragedy for her and all that she holds dear.
About the author...
Nellie P. Strowbridge is one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s most beloved and prolific authors. She is the winner of provincial and national awards and has been published nationally and internationally. Her work is capsuled in the National Archives as Newfoundland’s winner in Canada’s Stamp of Approval Award for a letter written to Canada 2117. Strowbridge, a former columnist and editorial writer, an essayist and an award-winning poet, is a seventeen-time winner in the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Awards. She has been Writer in the Library, a mentor to young writers, an adjudicator in the Provincial Arts and Letters Awards, an assessor on the Newfoundland and Labrador Grants Committee, and a judge on the Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards. She is a member of the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Writers’ Union of Canada, the League of Canadian Poets (Newfoundland and Nova Scotia Representative), and Page One.
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Good luck & happy reading! SABS
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