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Blue Moon on Water

Blue Moon on Water

by G B Gordon


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In the 1950s, just a few years after Newfoundland entered Confederation, the first official provincial resettlement program saw thousands of islanders leave their coastal out-port communities to resettle on the mainland. The plan was that families would have better access to schools, medical care, community infrastructure such as roads and electricity, and employment. For many, this included putting their houses on barges and floating them to their new location.

Blue Moon on Water is the story of the fictional Moore family, their salt cod and lobster fishing community of Deer Island, and their ultimate decision to resettle. Told through the eyes of Hannah Marie, an inquisitive teenager, we follow the day-to-day lives of the people in her community and learn of their hopes, dreams, loves, celebrations, fishing, and food. Told with love, humour, and pride, these are the stories of people who have shaped the resilient culture of Newfoundland and the ever-indomitable spirit of its people....

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ISBN-13: 9781525544484
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication date: 09/20/2019
Pages: 366
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Debut author Glen Gordon was born and raised in Newfoundland, graduated from Memorial University, and taught there for years. But it was only when he spent several years away from the Rock in Africa that he explored his memories and heritage and what it means to be a Newfoundlander. He spent over three years researching and writing Blue Moon on Water in the hopes that it will inspire others and keep the stories of his home province alive for generations to come. Glen lives with his wife, Karen, and teaches part-time in Peace River, Alberta, close to their children and grandchildren....

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