Where Old Ghosts Meet

Where Old Ghosts Meet

A Novel

Paperback - 2010
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Matthew Molloy, bright and educated, longs to leave behind his miserable existence on a small farm in Ireland. He yields to pressure and sets aside his dream until one day, he walks away, leaving his wife and small son to fend for themselves. In the summer of 1971, his granddaughter Nora finds herself in Shoal Cove, Newfoundland, where Peg Barry reveals the secrets of Matthew's reclusive life. The story slips back and forth between Ireland in the early 1900s, a country struggling to rediscover its identity and restore its nationhood, and Newfoundland in the 1940s, a country about to relinquish its nationhood and join Canada.
Publisher: St. John's, N.L. : Breakwater, c2010
ISBN: 9781550813272
Branch Call Number: FIC EVA
Characteristics: 255 p. ; 22 cm

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smc01 Aug 23, 2012

Great first novel by Kate Evans. The story of Nora searching for information about her long-lost grandfather is compelling and haunting. She travels to Newfoundland, and much of the story takes place around the time of Confederation. Evans does a remarkable job with the setting and her characters. Recommended for those who like the novels of Donna Morrissey or Lisa Moore.

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