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Never Speak of This Again

Never Speak of This Again

A NOVEL by Brenda MacLennan-Dunphy

INSPIRED BY HER POPULAR PLAY John Archie and Nellie, and short-listed for Nova Scotia Writes, this novel follows a Cape Breton girl—pregnant, deserted, rejected, and desperate—to Boston, as the First World War seizes men in its teeth. Nellie is heartened by the help of a kind stranger on his way to join up, and confronts her future with courage.

This writer from Skye Glen knows her character’s rural roots, the inner thoughts of a young woman in trouble, and the oppressive morals of the day. She takes us from Down East to The West, to Europe, and back again.