Chronicles from the Hall
198 pages • by Christine MacKinnon
BLUNT, TOUGH, VIVID sentences draw us immediately into this 12-year-old girl’s world of emotional abuse in her family. But her spirit of openness and her determined courage underpin her shift into a Catholic boarding school in St. John’s in the 1960s.
MacKinnon takes us directly into the hopefulness and powerlessness that so many girls experience as they navigate adolescence, even as she offers insight into authority figures.
An eye-opening and winning memoir, by a member of Whitney Writers Ink in Sydney’s Whitney Pier.