Friday, December 28, 2012
From the book jacket: "Triffie and Kit are closer than sisters. But for two girls growing up in a tiny Newfoundland outport at the dawn of the twentieth century, having the same dreams and ambitions doesn't mean life will hand you the same opportunities. A teacher's certificate offers Kit the chance to explore the wider world, while Triffie is left behind, living the life she never wanted with the man she swore she'd never marry. The letters she and Kit exchange are her lifeline -- until a long-buried secret threatens to destroy their friendship. That Forgetful Shore is a story of friendship, love, faith and betrayal."
This was a perfect book for after Christmas. I could easily lose myself in the story as the turkey digested and the snowstorm raged outside... The characters are well developed and one could easily identify with their problems and challenges as they grow up and move on with their very different adult lives. Times are hard during and after the war, and although they were the closest of childhood friends, circumstances change and so does their relationship....
This fictional story by Newfoundland author Morgan-Cole was inspired by actual postcards found in a 150 year old house in Coley's Point (Conception Bay area) built by the author's great-great- grandfather. You can visit www.thatforgetfulshore.com for more about the background of this story.
That Forgetful Shore won a gold medal in the 2012 IPPY Awards - the Independent Publisher Book Awards- in the category of Regional Fiction (Canada- East). It also was nominated for Best Atlantic Published Book in the 2012 Atlantic Book Awards.
Two thumbs up! You will want to read this book!
A good book should leave you.... slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it.