On Wednesday May 13, join Atlantic Book Award nominee Linda Little at the New Glasgow Public Library as she reads from her book Grist.
About the book: Penelope MacLaughlin marries a miller and gradually discovers he is not as she imagined. Nonetheless she remains determined to make the best of life at the lonely mill up the Gunn Brook as she struggles to build a home around her husband’s eccentricities. His increasing absence leaves Penelope to run the mill herself, providing her with a living but also destroying the people she loves most. Penelope struggles with loss and isolation, and suffers the gradual erosion of her sense of self. A series of betrayals leaves her with nothing but the mill and her determination to save her grandchildren from their disturbed father. While she can prepare her grandsons for independence, her granddaughter is too young and so receives the greater gift: the story that made them all.
About the author: Linda Little’s novels include Scotch River (2006), which won the Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize, and Strong Hollow (2001), which was nominated for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award. She has published short stories in The Penguin Book of Short Stories by Canadian Women, among others. She lives in River John, Nova Scotia.