The rich waters of Indian River nourish the fertile red soil, the sea, and the people of Prince Edward Island. From fictional and non-fictional stories, lasting truths emerge about character and survival, families and relationships, family origins and personal destinies.
"Indian River is a geninely charming narrative which puts heart and soul into the dry bones of genealogy. In this enchanting collection of stories and reflections, author John Dunphy reprises the lives of his antecedents in down-to-earth character portrayals. His account leads readers along a warm family trail, carrying the MacLellans from Scotland, and the Dunphys from Ireland, to a common destination centered around the Atlantic Canadian settlement of Indian River, on Prince Edward Island. It's about family and fun all the way into modern times. A refreshing read."
"John Dunphy's 'Bella' is a marvelous creation—or perhaps I should say 're-creation,' as she comes so much to life a reader has to think she was once very much truly alive somewhere in Dunphy's past. His evocation of life on Prince Edward Island, of the ebb and flow of the ocean as well as of the fascinating MacLellan family is the stuff of good reading. Sit back and enjoy."
The Globe and Mail Columnist
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