A Sudden Sun

By (author): Trudy J. Morgan-Cole

When a devastating fire sweeps through St. John’s, Newfoundland, in the summer of 1892, nineteen-year-old Lily Hunt hopes it’s the beginning of a new life that will transform her from a dutiful daughter to a crusader, a suffragist, and a woman in love. Twenty years later, Lily’s daughter Grace is deeply immersed in campaigning for women to have the vote. When Grace learns of her mother’s involvement in the suffrage cause, the Lily she discovers bears little resemblance to the mother who raised her. Grace sets out on a quest to discover what changed Lily, and why she wants to hide her past. A Sudden Sun plunges into the world of two Newfoundland women at the turn of a new century, exploring the timeless and tangled bonds between mother and daughter.

AUTHOR

Trudy J. Morgan-Cole

Trudy J. Morgan-Cole is a writer and teacher in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Her historical novels include By the Rivers of Brooklyn, Most Anything You Please, and A Roll of the Bones, the first volume of the Cupids Trilogy. She is fascinated by the forgotten or ignored stories of women in history and loves to create fiction out of the gaps history leaves behind. Trudy is the mother of two young adults and lives in Rabbittown, in the heart of St. John’s, with her husband, Jason, and the world’s most beautiful rescue dog.


Reviews

“Alternating between Lily’s story and Grace’s, Morgan-Cole slowly reveals the love, loss, uncertainty, boldness, friendships, despair, and faith that informs and shapes each of their lives. Even as the narrative slowly builds to a sad, emotional conclusion, the spark that fires the soul of both women remains – and it’s that spark that keeps the reader invested in the characters.”
“A Sudden Sun is not a quick read, it’s nearly 400 pages, but it is a worthwhile one. Not only for the subject matter as it brings to light a part of our history that is generally unknown, but also to experience Morgan-Cole’s mastery of story. I would guess A Sudden Sun will become a Newfoundland classic, read for years to come both for pleasure and education.”

Awards

  • Best Atlantic-Published Book Award 2014, Short-listed
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    When a devastating fire sweeps through St. John’s, Newfoundland, in the summer of 1892, nineteen-year-old Lily Hunt hopes it’s the beginning of a new life that will transform her from a dutiful daughter to a crusader, a suffragist, and a woman in love. Twenty years later, Lily’s daughter Grace is deeply immersed in campaigning for women to have the vote. When Grace learns of her mother’s involvement in the suffrage cause, the Lily she discovers bears little resemblance to the mother who raised her. Grace sets out on a quest to discover what changed Lily, and why she wants to hide her past. A Sudden Sun plunges into the world of two Newfoundland women at the turn of a new century, exploring the timeless and tangled bonds between mother and daughter.

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    Details

    Dimensions:

    384 Pages
    8.5in * 5.5in * 0.75in
    380gr

    Published:

    September 04, 2014

    City of Publication:

    St. John’s

    Country of Publication:

    CA

    ISBN:

    9781550815597

    9781550815603 – EPUB

    Book Subjects:

    FICTION / Historical / General

    Language:

    eng

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