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The Resource The promised land : a novel of Cape Breton, by Bill Conall

The promised land : a novel of Cape Breton, by Bill Conall

Label
The promised land : a novel of Cape Breton
Title
The promised land
Title remainder
a novel of Cape Breton
Statement of responsibility
by Bill Conall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Like the tides that have washed her shores forever, the story of Cape Breton has always been one of comings and goings. Native peoples came here while Europeans were still living in caves. In 1820, the fiery Presbyterian minister Norman MacLeod and his flock settled in the St. Ann's Bay area, and their presence is still felt in the communities that line the shore six generations after many of them left, bound this time for New Zealand. The Promised Land begins with the arrival of a small truckload of hippies in 1970. Moving against the tide of young people leaving Cape Breton, they are eager to get back-to-the-land. They are also grubby, scrawny and broke, and in this regard are not unlike those original Scottish settlers who preceded them. There are stories of humour and pathos as the newcomers and the locals adjust to each other, culminating in the legendary hippies' ceilidh. Four decades later, another new arrival crosses the Canso Causeway to begin her career as a medical doctor at a clinic in Baddeck. And on his first-ever trip outside the Boston States comes loud, brash, 78-year-old Gavin Mercer to visit on his niece's little farm in Indian Brook. Young Gummer MacInnes, grandson of one of the original hippies, forms a friendship with Black Angus MacDonald that results in a brief spark of worldwide fame for both of them."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
CaNSH
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Conall, Bill
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Hippies
  • Women physicians
  • Cape Breton Island (N.S.)
  • Baddeck (N.S.)
Label
The promised land : a novel of Cape Breton, by Bill Conall
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
237 p.
Isbn
9780991855209
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • 117640
  • 745879
Label
The promised land : a novel of Cape Breton, by Bill Conall
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
237 p.
Isbn
9780991855209
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • 117640
  • 745879

Library Locations

    • St. Catharines Public LibraryBorrow it
      54 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R7K2, CA
      43.1603307 -79.2460639
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