By the Rivers of Brooklyn by Trudy Morgan-Cole

By the Rivers of Brooklyn

byTrudy Morgan-Cole

Paperback | May 3, 2009

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In the 1920s, Jim, Bert and Rose Evans all move from Newfoundland to Brooklyn, New York, in search of work and a better life, leaving their sister Annie back home in St. John’s. By the Rivers of Brooklyn traces the story of the Evans family across two countries and three generations, exploring the hopes, passions and heartbreaks of those who went away and those who stayed behind. By the Rivers of Brooklyn transforms into fiction the experience of the 75,000 first- and second-generation Newfoundlanders who once lived in Brooklyn, New York – and the experience of Newfoundlanders throughout history who have gone away to find work and prosperity but never stopped dreaming of home.

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Trudy Morgan-Cole is a writer and teacher. Her previous works of historical fiction include The Violent Friendship of Esther Johnson, Deborah and Barak, and Esther: A Story of Courage. She lives in St. John’s with her husband and two children, and teaches English, writing, and social studies to adult learners at The Murphy Centre.
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Title:By the Rivers of BrooklynFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6.08 × 0.8 inPublished:May 3, 2009Publisher:Breakwater Books Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1550812629

ISBN - 13:9781550812626

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“As the years roll by from the 1920s to the 1940s and beyond, the Evans family becomes so complex and the characters so familiar that we almost recognize the stories as our own. Trudy J. Morgan-Cole provides all the details without trying to overstuff the story with historical facts." - Kris Rothstein, Geist - 20100730