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Being Mary Ro

Being Mary Ro

Flanker Press


19.95 CAD

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In the late nineteenth century, after disease and circumstance have left her alone in the world, Mary Rourke believes she is predestined to spinsterhood in her small community in Newfoundland. When a series of dramatic events brings a strange man to her door, Mary emerges from the comfortable isolation that she knows to follow her dreams in Boston. Those desires do not come without sacrifice and hard choices. When her past comes back to haunt her, Mary must decide whether there is room for both her aspirations and her heart—or if she must surrender one to have the other.

I cannot imagine anyone not enjoying Being Mary Ro. The material is suitable for mature young readers, contains small sketches (by Melissa Ashley Cromarty) and is an excellent first novel for Ms. Linehan Young.-- The Miramichi Reader --
"Being Mary Ro" is a story about independence.... Find out for yourself. Read "Being Mary Ro. -- The Beacon --
We’re only halfway through the novel when Mary pulls the trigger. The strength and courage required to shoot the pistol, is the same strength and courage that afterwards allows Mary to travel to … and pursue an independent career as a … I’m not telling. Find out for yourself. Read "Being Mary Ro." It’s first rate entertainment. -- The Telegram --
A charming book-- Bonnie Kogos, Sudbury Star --

The setting in terms of place and time are unique so that the story could not have been told in any other setting. The author clearly did her research into life in Newfoundland and in Boston around the end of the 19th century and wove those details wonderfully into her story.

I enjoy the way the author writes. Her style is straightforward without pages of eye-numbing, floral passages but detailed enough that we see the beauty of the island of Newfoundland and the glittering ballroom in Boston. The story absolutely clips along with no dull parts.

I am a huge fan of historical fiction and a student of Newfoundland history. I have written a non-fiction book about life in 19th century Newfoundland and so as a result this book was bound to appeal to me. And it does. I loved every moment reading it and the smile has not left my face since finishing it. But being a fan of Newfoundland history isn't necessary for enjoying this book. It's an exciting story with dramatic events, a heroine who deserves every page devoted to her, and a tale of satisfying life changes


Do yourself a favour and read this book.

-- Goodreads Review --

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About Flanker Press
Turning pages since 1994

Flanker Press is a bright spark in the Newfoundland and Labrador publishing scene. As the province’s most active publisher of trade books, the company now averages twenty new titles per year, with a heavy emphasis on regional non-fiction and historical fiction.

The mission of Flanker Press is to provide a quality publishing service to the local and regional writing community and to actively promote its authors and their books in Canada and abroad.

Now located in Paradise, Flanker Press has grown from a part-time venture in 1994 to a business with eight full-time employees. In the fall of 2004, Flanker Press launched a new imprint, Pennywell Books. This imprint includes literary fiction, short stories, young adult fiction, and children’s books.

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