This is Our Place, This is Our Home

This is Our Place, This is Our Home

Author: Joan Edward
Genre: Non-Fiction
Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 2 in
Weight: 1 kg
Published: June 26, 2006
ISBN: 1-55081-201-7
EAN: 978-1-55081-201-5

This collection of revealing journal entries and biographical sketches describes some of the island’s most colourful inhabitants. Interspersed with line drawings, it reflects the land’s rugged grandeur and the people’s enduring strength.


“In this beautifully written and extraordinarily well-crafted book, Joan Edward masterfully blends the genres of travelogue, history text, and biography into a cohesive whole. Under her pen, the people, the places and the history that shaped them come to life; a sense only enhanced by her own pen and ink drawings. This is Our Place, This is Our Home is much more than the recounting of one woman’s journey across Newfoundland. It is a history of the island and its people. And as you turn the final page, if you have never been to Newfoundland, you will want to visit; if you have been to Newfoundland before, you will want to go back again.”

John A. Hall, Dean, Faculty of Arts, James McGill Professor of Sociology, McGill University

“An authentic work of human exploration, discovery, vivid and touching. Ordinary people living extraordinary lives. Written and drawn with drama, compassion and affection.”

Colin Low, film director/producer, artist, O.C.

“This book is a true and honest look at the rugged beauty of an ancient Newfoundland and the independent spirit of its modern people. With her insightful words and stark but delicate drawings, she has contributed integrity and insight to the perception of this often misunderstood place and people.”

– Gerald Squires, artist

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