“Jessie Luther’s story of her part in the Grenfell Mission in northern Newfoundland and Labrador is cultural history, biography, and travelogue that sparkles with surprises and is so well told one seems to experience it first hand – across the intervening century. Miss Luther, a remarkable character in her own right, becomes the reader’s trusted friend; through her eyes, we can see Grenfell’s ability to charm, create, and dominate as if we were admiring and sometimes dismayed contemporaries. I really enjoyed this book.” Jane Jacobs
“In the best tradition of historical narratives, Jesse Luther’s account of the formative years of the Grenfell Mission provides a tangible link to a time and place unjustly neglected. Luther is a remarkable woman at a remarkable time; self-sufficient, motivated and infused with a zeal for social reform. A wonderful read.” STEPHEN LORING, Arctic Studies Center, NMNH – Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution
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