A Watch in the Night

A Watch in the Night

By Ruth Edgett (CA)

Publisher: Nimbus Publishing


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A Watch in the Night chronicles the struggles of one Nova Scotia family to survive on a tiny windswept island without running water, electricity, or reliable communication with the mainland. For thirty-six years, George and Ruth Millar tended the Pomquet Island light, raised generations of livestock, brought up their six children, and lived through violent storms and other weather disasters.A Watch in the Night is not a dry account of lightkeeping life, but rather a tale in which faith, ingenuity, and tenderness triumph over adversity.
About the Author: Ruth Edgett was raised on the north shore of Prince Edward Island. She spent time as a reporter for The Guardian and The Evening Telegram before becoming a communications consultant. She has a ba in Philosophy from the University of Prince Edward Island and an ms in Communications Management from Syracuse University. Ruth lives and writes in Ancaster, Ontario.

Language: eng

196 pages

Publication Date: 20070413

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  • English Language Arts
  • Grade Range: 10-12
  • NSSBB Authorized Learning Resource