''Eighty-four years is time enough for one life,'' Keziah
Donovan muses as she waits for death to re-unite her with
her ''own sweet man''. Stricken down by a paralytic stroke,
Keziah’s body is immobile but her mind is on a journey
through a life that spans two centuries.
Carried along by her rich inner narrative, the reader travels
through the disease, labour, and progress of tumultuous times
and the equally turbulent events of personal history – births,
marriages, deaths, and mysteries.
Set in rural and urban Newfoundland, this novel is alive with
its landscape and language. In Keziah Donovan,
award-winning writer Robin McGrath has created an
unforgettable story-teller with a voice so authentic and
distinctive that it compels the reader to sit and listen, and
rings in the ear long after the book is put down.
Also available as an audio book - Donovan's Station