St. John’s lit lovers, rejoice! Local author Trudy J. Morgan-Cole (who just won an IPPY Award!) is up for the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association Best Atlantic-Published Book Award for her novel, That Forgetful Shore, published by Breakwater Books.

This is a seriously competitive award that spans all 4 Atlantic Provinces and all genres of book. Trudy’s novel is up against 2 of the very best non-fiction books in Atlantic Canada!

What’s the book about? Here’s a blurb:

Triffie and Kit are closer than sisters. But for two girls growing up in a tiny Newfoundland outport at the dawn of the twentieth century, having the same dreams and ambitions doesn’t mean life will hand you the same opportunities. A teacher’s certificate offers Kit the chance to explore the wider world, while Triffie is left behind, living the life she never wanted with the man she swore she’d never marry. The letters she and Kit exchange are her lifeline—until a long-buried secret threatens to destroy their friendship. Inspired by postcards found in a 150-year-old house in Coley’s Point, Newfoundland, That Forgetful Shore is a story of friendship, love, faith and betrayal.

The winner will be announced at the Atlantic Book Awards Celebration at the LSPU Hall on Thursday, May 17th, but before then, Trudy will be reading from her obviously totally awesome novel in the dining room at Chinched Bistro.

She starts reading at 7pm on Sunday, May 13th. Come by a bit early or stay a bit late for a glass of wine, a pint of QV beer, or a signature Chinched Bistro cocktail, and take in a reading. Breakwater will be providing books for sale, and this is the perfect opportunity to get yours signed!

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