A twentieth-century descendant of the Lavinia of Random Passage, Lav rediscovers the power of her heritage and a courage she didn't know she possessed. Waiting for Time, the sequel to inte ational best-selling novel Random Passage by Be ice Morgan, continues the saga of the inhabitants of Cape Random. It also tells the story of today’s Newfoundland – a place where the past overshadows the present and shapes the future. This is the story of lonely, unplanned jou eys, of courage and pride, of loss that must be endured again and again until we understand the nature of the path we have taken and the place at which we arrived.
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A twentieth-century descendant of Lavinia, from Bernice Morgan's bestselling novel Random Passage, Lav rediscovers the power of her heritage and a courage she didn't know she possessed. Waiting for Time continues the saga of the inhabitants of Cape Random. It also tells the story of Newfoundland – a place where the past overshadows the present and shapes the future. This is the story of lonely, unplanned journeys, of courage and pride, of loss that must be endured again and again until we understand the nature of the path we have taken and the place at which we arrived.
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Waiting for Time based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
After reading and loving "Random Passage" I was anxious to read this book. Unfortunately, like a bad movie sequel, it fails to capture the intrigue of the start of the story. In particular, the author uses a subplot of this book to delve into the present - I found myself particularly annoyed by that story line. Not worth reading and truly disappointing.
This book continues the journey of one woman trying to find her roots and intertwines it with the story of another trying to put some down. Back and forth between the early settling of Newfoundland and modern day, this book is a portrait of loss, ancestry, and the overwhelming human need to belong.Unfortunately, however, this sequel just isn't as good as the first book. It somehow lacks the poignancy and bittersweet flavour of [Random Passage] and left me feeling rather disappointed. That said, I would still be interested in a third installment, were the author to write one.
Waiting for Time picks up on the descendents of the 19th century Cape Random, Newfoundland families (Random Passage) living in urbanized cultures of the late 20th century. It takes the story to the collapse of the Newfoundland Fishery in 1992 with snippets of life after the collapse. In keeping with the differences between the 19th and 20th centuries, Waiting for Time focuses more on the psychological landscape whereas Random Passage focuses on the physical landscape.They are both beautiful works of art and testimonies to the resilience of humankind. Zinnie may believe that the world would be just fine without people, but these people prove that humans can be as resilient as the land they occupy.I hope Bernice Morgan will give us a third book delving more deeply into the politics and drama of the collapse and miraculous rebuilding of Newfoundland these past twenty years. It occurred to me after reading Waiting for Time that Newfoundlanders can serve as a model, especially to the United States, of survival and recovery in the wake of the collapse of the US economic infrastructure with the subprime mortgage debacle.Both books are entertaining, educational and enlightening.
This book had to be the best sequal I have ever read!, I loved the realness of the book and could relate to it 100%!, this book and Random Passage, had to be one of the most best books I EVER read, Bernice Morgan done a great job!!, I couldn`t put it down!!!
I'm with all the people who think that making a sequel to a great book/movie totally ruins the magic, so I was reluctant to start this novel. But I now bite my tongue because this book has totally changed my opinion. This book was every bit as good and better than it's predecessor, and I am proud to call myself a Newfie. READ IT!!