From the Publisher
"My father has married me to a mad old man." These words,
written on a slip of paper inside a fading brocade collar, are a
clue to the unlikely marriage of a Jewish remittance man and a
14-year-old orphan in a remote Newfoundland fishing station. More
curious still are the connections that entangle a retired
schoolteacher and an Israeli scholar almost two centuries later.
When the bereaved Rosehannah Quint and her mysterious "mister"
retreat into winter quarters at the back of Ireland''s Eye, the two
begin to develop an understanding based on curiosity as well as
upon need - an understanding that works its way down the years. The
Winterhouse is a compelling novel about finding oneself and
creating one''s own community.
About the Author
Robin McGrath is the author or editor of fifteen books, including Trouble and Desire (1995), Escaped Domestics (1998), Hoist Your Sails and Run (1999), Donovan''s Station (2002), Covenant of Salt (2005), and Livyers World(2007). She has published over two hundred pieces in magazines such as Beaver, Inuit Art Quarterly, Parchment, TickleAce, Fiddlehead and Room of One''s Own. Robin was born in Newfoundland and lives in Labrador with her husband, provincial court judge, John Joy. She is a member of The Writers Union of Canada and the Letterset Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: September 16, 2009
Publisher: Creative Book Publishing
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1897174519
ISBN - 13: 9781897174517