The book is a delight — and I have been honoured to watch its progress from manuscript to print to winner! Congrats, Anne!
|John A. Macdonald, Canada's First Prime Minister |
and a character in To the Edge of the Sea,
drinks a toast to the award. © SB
|Anne prepares for the podium © SB|
|And steps up, to claim her prize © SB|
In the mid-19th century, three young Prince Edward Islanders explore their disparate futures at home and away, in a debut novel that is lyrical and precise in its descriptions of land, sea and people, and powerful in its accounts of both personal and political histories of the province and country.