Carl Leggo's vibrant new poetry collection is a much anticipated and
worthy successor to his popular first book, Growing Up Perpendicular
on the Side of a Hill. In View From My Mother's House, Leggo
re-visits the motley characters who populate Lynch's Lane, Corner Brook.
But while these are, for the most part, character-driven pieces, Leggo's
extraordinary eye for detail and penchant for the act of metaphor place
them firmly in the world of poetry. There is a special emphasis on female
characters; Leggo also explores the coast-to-coast phenomenon of a Newfoundlander
living in B.C. But he handles his subject matter deftly - by turns humourous,
insightful, affectionate and always engaging.
View From My Mother's House is a rich and varied collection, full of
characters from a time now gone. Readers will enjoy getting to know the
residents of Lynch's Lane and find them difficult to forget.