In her deeply-affecting final novel, acclaimed children's writer and storyteller Jan Andrews gives us Edie Murphy – an indomitable and engaging heroine on the cusp of womanhood. The novel moves from Edie's remote Newfoundland outport to St. John's and finally to New York City's Lower East Side. Against the background of the history-making "Uprising" of 1909, when 20,000 garment workers went on strike for better working conditions, and the devastating Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (1911), Edie begins to find her own voice, hone her already-strong will, and learn about the true nature of home. A celebration of the strength of women and the power of community.
Jan Andrews was the author of numerous books, including The Auction; Very Last First Time; Keri (nominated for a Governor General's Literary Award); To See the Stars; and When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew (winner of the Silver Birch Express Award). An acclaimed storyteller and author, in 2016 she was appointed to the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture as a children's writer and a pioneer of Canada's storytelling movement. She died in 2017.
Tara Bryan is a painter, letterpress printer, and book artist who has been making books for more than thirty years. She lives and works in Flatrock, NL, where she has a small print studio, producing remarkable books under the imprint walking bird press.
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