Inspired by postcards found in a 150-year-old house in Coley's Point.
Triffie and Kit are closer than sisters. But for two girls growing up in a tiny Newfoundland outport at the dawn of the twentieth century, having the same dreams and ambitions doesn't mean life will hand you the same opportunities. A teacher's certificate offers Kit the chance to explore the wider world, while Triffie is left behind, living the life she never wanted with the man she swore she'd never marry.
The letters she and Kit exchange are her lifeline -- until a long-buried secret threatens to destroy their friendship. That Forgetful Shore is a story of friendship, love, faith and betrayal.
That Forgetful Shore uncovers the hidden lives and untold stories of women and girls with great precision and care, building a gripping novel of love, loss, and ambition in the first half of the twentieth century.Ē
-Kate Pullinger, author of The Mistress of Nothing, A Little Stranger, and Weird Sister
About the Author
Trudy Morgan-Cole's previous works of historical fiction include By the Rivers of Brooklyn, Lydia: A Story of Philippi, and The Violent Friendship of Esther Johnson. She lives in St. Johnís with her husband and two children, and teaches English, writing, and social studies to adult learners.