The Woman from Away — The Collected Writing of Cape Breton's Tessie Gillis
2 Novels, 4 Stories and a Family History
by Tessie Gillis • 288 pages
THE GODMOTHER OF CAPE BRETON FICTION, Tessie Gillis was determined to write, but found the time only after she was confined to her bed by heart disease. From her remote farm, Tessie's sharp, compassionate eye transmuted characters shaped by hard work, alcohol, and intense community bonds into "a captivating, real, vibrant portrait...the very heart of Cape Breton."
Includes her two novels Stories from the Woman from Away and John R. and Son, short stories, and more.