From the author of the bestselling Far From Home comes an unforgettable volume of Christmas stories and poetry set in modern-day Newfoundland. While drawing on her own memories of growing up in outport Newfoundland, Nellie Strowbridge recaptures sights and sounds of the festive season that will fascinate and tantalize even readers from afar with nostalgic reverie. As an added treat, contained herein are her poems and musings on the true meaning of Christmas. This book is a gift of love from an author who holds dear to her heart the time-honoured values of family and home. As well, it is a gift that promises to touch the lives of all who wish to share in her fondest memories of this most magical time of year. The Gift of Christmas is a collection that will warm the hearts and stir the souls of young and old alike.
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.
Strowbridge 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.
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