Visit Tina’s blog to participate and win a free copy of the novel, or just to read some of the answers.
Though it wasn’t Tina’s intention, the fact that the main character is a female mechanic will stand out for many readers. In the words of the author, “In my new novel, Jennifer is a mechanic … Although the book isn’t trying to make any political statements, and Jennifer’s job is not the main focus of the novel, by making Jennifer a mechanic I’ve called some attention to how unusual it is to find women in some fields … So, I’m having a contest to celebrate women in non-traditional work and I want to hear from you!”
Also: Congratulations to Tina for her novel landing a spot in Belletrista’s “New and Noteworthy” North American book list, along side Mavis Gallant, Marina Endicott, and more! See the list here: http://www.belletrista.com/2009/issue2/nandn_5_us.phphttp://www.belletrista.com/2009/issue2/nandn_5_us.php
Telegram publisher Charlie Stacey (left) chats with 2009 Cuffer Prize winner Chad Pelley of St. John's. Pelley won the $2,000 award for his short story "Holes to China."- Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram
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The Newfoundland armed forces suffered devastating losses during World War I. Known unto God is a memorial to the men in these forces who died during the war and who have no known graves. The book is also a companion guide to the Memorial Bronze Tablets that list their names. The tablets were first unveiled at the Newfoundland Memorial Park in Beaumont-Hamel, France, in 1925. Replicas of the tablets were erected in 2009 in Bowring Park in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Known unto God celebrates these men’s contributions and includes period memorabilia and photographs from private and public collections, some of which have never been published.
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“It opens up in the aftermath of a car crash, and does not let up from that brutal, mid-crisis opening. Away from Everywhere is dotted with slamming phones, speeches regretted after-the-fact, and the pain of silences.”
– Ashley Fitzpatrick, The Telegram
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