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Far from Home: Dr. Grenfell's Little Orphan

Nellie P. Strowbridge

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ISBN 10: 1894463617 / ISBN 13: 9781894463614
Published by Flanker Press, 2004
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Title: Far from Home: Dr. Grenfell's Little Orphan

Publisher: Flanker Press

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Edition: Second Edition.

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Clarissa, 11, has been orphaned by disease that has kept her far from home for as long as she can remember. Despite the many inmates in Dr. Grenfell's Children's Home on Newfoundland's Northern tip, she lives a lonely life. She longs to be able to do something as simple as push her feet into boots in a blink and skip down the road holding hands with Cora, her best friend.

Will Clarissa get to go home? If so, what will she discover about her past that will help her understand why she spent her childhood at the orphanage? There are times when she is not sure if she wants to go home. What if she doesn't like anyone? Worse - what if no one likes her?

The story begins in 1924 at St. Anthony, with flashbacks to earlier times. One bright memory is folded in a white-lace, blue handkerchief, given to her by a kind nurse, and carried to the end like a security blanket.

About the Author:

Nellie P. Strowbridge, winner of numerous provincial and national awards, has been published nationally and internationally. Her work is capsuled in The National Archives and has been studied in schools and universities as far away as Belarus.

Strowbridge, a former columnist, editorial writer and essayist, has been Writer in the Library, a mentor to young writers and an adjudicator in the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Awards. She has also held school workshops and hosted Gabfest for International Women’s Day in Cobh, Ireland where she was Writer-in-Residence. The Canadian Embassy in Dublin also sponsored a reading and a reception.

The author is a member of The Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador, The Writers’ Union of Canada, The League of Canadian Poets, Page One, and The Newspaper Institute of America.

Her previous books include Widdershins: Stories of a Fisherman’s Daughter, Doors Held Ajar (tri-author), Shadows of the Heart, and Dancing on Ochre Sands.

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