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On the Goose : a Labrador Métis woman remembers

Author: Josie Penny
Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Growing up in Labrador, Josie Penny's quiet life with her Métis family was significantly altered when she was taken to a residential school. On the goose carries the reader through her emotional journey from helplessness and isolation to love.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Penny, Josie.
On the Goose.
(CaOONL)20139060758
Named Person: Josie Penny
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Josie Penny
ISBN: 9781459719125 1459719123 1459719131 9781459719132 145971914X 9781459719149
OCLC Number: 828889334
Notes: Formerly CIP.
Description: 1 volume : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Happy Valley --
Finding family --
Dating games --
Falling in love --
The Penny family --
My wedding day --
Our first home --
First born --
Trying to adapt --
My first job --
Construction --
Life emergencies --
Birth of a town --
New neighbours --
My first friend --
Struggling to cope --
A growing community --
Moving --
Changes --
Winter of hell --
Hard times --
Keith's hell --
A terrible accident --
Moving to Goose Bay --
Entrepreneurs --
Clubs, winter carnivals, and entertainment --
Visiting home --
Broken --
Pets --
A growing family --
Camping trips --
Kool kat five --
Living the good life --
Insanity --
Labrador coastal service --
The American side --
New ventures --
A new life.
Responsibility: by Josie Penny.

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Josie Penny, a young Metis woman, left her isolated community at seventeen to make her fortune in Goose Bay. Haunted for years by feelings of alienation and desperation, she finally found peace  Read more...

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We, her readers, are in Josie Penny's debt for writing such a searingly honest memoir of a Labrador Metis woman. -- The Compass.ca

 
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