Joan at Halfway

by Grace McLeod Rogers

introduction by Robin Sutherland

A teenaged orphan is adopted by a cursed uncle in early-twentieth-century Nova Scotia.
When sixteen-year old Joan Wisdom is adopted by her uncle and moves to Halfway, the Wisdom family's ancestral home, she finds her new family consists of a demanding old-fashioned uncle and an aunt who is rarely around. As she gets to know her Uncle Garret, Joan discovers that he has been cursed, and that she has inherited this curse. As the heart of the new generation of Wisdoms at Halfway, Joan may be able to reject the curse and bing about change for the better.

About the Authors

Grace McLeod Rogers (1865-1958) lived in Amherst, Nova Scotia.
She also wrote short stories and various historical texts, and was a leading member of the women's movement in the first decades of the 20th century.
Robin Sutherland is currently completing her PhD in English at the
University of New Brunswick. She has written numerous articles and academic papers on Canadian women's literature.

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