Far from Home by Nellie P. Strowbridge
Dr. Grenfell's Little Orphan

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Clarissa, eleven, has been orphaned by a disease that has kept her far from home for as long as she can remember. Despite the many inmates in Dr. Grenfell's Children's Home on Newfoundland's northern tip, she lives a lonely life. She longs to be able to do something as simple as pushing her feet into boots in a blink and skipping down the road holding hands with Cora, her best friend.

About Nellie P. Strowbridge

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Nellie P. Strowbridge is one of Newfoundland and Labradorrsquo;s most beloved and prolific authors. She is the winner of provincial and national awards and has been published nationally and internationally. Her work is capsuled in the National Archives as Newfoundlandrsquo;s winner in Canadarsquo;s Stamp of Approval Award for a letter written to Canada 2117.Strowbridge, a former columnist and editorial writer, an essayist and an award-winning poet, is a seventeen-time winner in the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Awards. She has been Writer in the Library, a mentor to young writers, an adjudicator in the Provincial Arts and Letters Awards, an assessor on the Newfoundland and Labrador Grants Committee, and a judge on the Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards. She has held school workshops in Canada and Ireland, and also hosted a Seminar/Gabfest for International Womenrsquo;s Day in Cobh, Ireland, where she was Writer-in-Residence. The Canadian Embassy in Dublin also sponsored a reading and reception. The author is a member of the Writersrsquo; Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Writersrsquo; Union of Canada, the League of Canadian Poets (Newfoundland and Nova Scotia Representative), and Page One.
Published September 27, 2004 by Flanker Press. 227 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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