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Baltimore's Mansion: A Memoir

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Publisher Comments:

In this loving memoir Wayne Johnston returns to Newfoundland-the people, the place, the politics-and illuminates his family's story with all the power and drama he brought to his magnificent novel, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams.

Descendents of the Irish who settled in Ferryland, Lord Baltimore's Catholic colony in Newfoundland, the Johnstons "went from being sea-fearing farmers to sea-faring fishermen." Each generation resolves to escape the hardships of life at sea, but their connection to this fantastically beautiful but harsh land is as eternal as the rugged shoreline, and the separations that result between generations may be as inevitable as the winters they endure. Unfulfilled dreams haunt this family history and make Baltimore's Mansion a thrilling and captivating book.

Synopsis:

A moving memoir of life in Newfoundland traces three generations of men in the Johnston clan as they fish, live, survive, and prosper along the rocky coastline of this unique region. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

Synopsis:

Wayne Johnston's latest novel (his fifth), The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, has been published in Canada, the US and the UK to tremendous critical acclaim, and is forthcoming in Germany and Holland. The film version of a previous novel, The Divine Ryans, will be released this fall. Wayne Johnston was born and raised in Newfoundland and now lives in Toronto.

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About the Author

Wayne Johnston is the author of four novels, including The Colony of Unrequited Dreams and The Divine Ryans. He was born and raised in Newfoundland and now lives in Toronto.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307481924
Subtitle:
A Memoir
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Author:
Johnston, Wayne
Author:
Wayne Johnston
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Historical - General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Family/Interpersonal Memoir
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Novelists, Canadian
Subject:
Newfoundland
Subject:
Newfoundland and Labrador
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
Canada - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20010515
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
288

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Product details 288 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307481924 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A moving memoir of life in Newfoundland traces three generations of men in the Johnston clan as they fish, live, survive, and prosper along the rocky coastline of this unique region. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Wayne Johnston's latest novel (his fifth), The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, has been published in Canada, the US and the UK to tremendous critical acclaim, and is forthcoming in Germany and Holland. The film version of a previous novel, The Divine Ryans, will be released this fall. Wayne Johnston was born and raised in Newfoundland and now lives in Toronto.

From the Hardcover edition.

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