Come from Away: Memory, War, and the Search for a Family's Past

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Poseidon Press, 1991 - History - 224 pages
Louisa Goodyear lived on Newfoundland with her family at the turn of the century. Her ancestors had previously come from Scotland and decided to settle there instead of going on to Ohio. Biographical sketches of Louisa's children and their activities as Newfoundland became a Canadian province are included in this volume.

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COME FROM AWAY: Memory, War, and the Search for a Family's Past

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Like the legendary stories his Newfoundland relatives told—stories that flowed back and forth, picking up after interruptions—Macfarlane offers a book in which personal memoir, history, and ... Read full review


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Holding a B.A. from the University of Toronto, David Macfarlane writes a regular weekly column for Canada’ s Globe and Mail, for which he won a National Newspaper Award in 1997. He is also the author of one novel, "Summer Gone," which won the 1999 Chapters first novel award and was a finalist for the prestigious "Giller Prize." It is available in paperback from Anchor Books. He has also published several short stories and poems. In addition to six gold National Magazine Awards, he has won an "Author’ s Award for Magazine Writing"— making him the recipient of more Canadian National Magazine Awards than any other writer. Macfarlane lives with his wife and two children in Toronto, and is at work on a book about the marble quarries of Carrara, Italy.

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