The Promised Land — A Novel of Cape Breton
by Bill Conall • 238 pages
Winner of the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour
A COMPLETELY ENTERTAINING, warm, and witty book about hippie back-to-the-landers and the rural Cape Breton community—bemused and then welcoming—that met them in the 1970s.
And in 2012, the story shifts to follow a financially encumbered new doctor as she coaxes her asthmatic old K-Car across the Canso Causeway to take up her first job at the small clinic in the tourist village of Baddeck.
“People at their very best: generous and kind, fallible, forgiving, and full of mischief. Conall writes with an open heart and a gentle wit, taking us into the belly of a community teeming with good will.” —Susan Zettell, author of The Checkout Girl