Baltimore's Mansion: A Memoir by Wayne Johnston, Alice van Straalen

By Wayne Johnston, Alice van Straalen

During this loving memoir Wayne Johnston returns to Newfoundland-the humans, where, the politics-and illuminates his family's tale with all of the energy and drama he delivered to his exceptional novel, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams.

Descendents of the Irish who settled in Ferryland, Lord Baltimore's Catholic colony in Newfoundland, the Johnstons "went from being sea-fearing farmers to sea-faring fishermen." each one new release resolves to flee the hardships of existence at sea, yet their connection to this beautifully appealing yet harsh land is as everlasting because the rugged coastline, and the separations that end result among generations could be as inevitable because the winters they undergo. Unfulfilled desires hang-out this relations historical past and make Baltimore's Mansion an exhilarating and pleasing publication.

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