Burlington, tucked away on the North Mountain of Nova Scotia. In 1904 it was home to hard-working people, tangled family relations, passionate lovers, intense resentments, and a murderer.
Laura Churchill Duke has combined extensive research into the terrible events that changed a family and a community, and has crafted a novel that will keep you reading.
Wendy Robichau, Archivist at Acadia University: "The details spoke to my imagination. I need to visit the sites - to be in the spaces and fill my senses. I love it when words on a page come alive, compelling me to acknowledge our ancestors.