That Forgetful Shore
Inspired by postcards found in a 150-year-old house in Coley’s Point.
Triffie and Kit are closer than sisters. But for two girls growing up in a tiny outport community 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.
FINALIST for BEST ATLANTIC PUBLISHED BOOK AWARD, 2012
GOLD MEDAL for BEST REGIONAL FICTION (CANADA-EAST), 2012
“That Forgetful Shore uncovers the hidden lives and untold stories of women and girls with great precision and care, building a gripping novel of love, loss, and ambition in the first half of the twentieth century.”
-Kate Pullinger, author of The Mistress of Nothing, A Little Stranger, and Weird Sister
“Trudy writes in an engaging style that pulls the reader into the tale, from the opening lines of the prologue to the closing lines of the epilogue, 295 pages later […] Trudy has written an enduring work of fiction.”
-Burton K. Janes, the Compass
“Morgan-Cole’s writing is crisp and confident, flowing in an easy manner that takes you quickly into Trif and Kit’s lives, ones that might have been our mothers and aunts, grandmothers and sisters’.”
-Sharon Hunt, Atlantic Books Today