Wright Retreat

Susan White

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Wright Retreat

  Author:   Susan White    
  Publisher:  Acorn Press

Sylvia Drummond Wright needs to escape. A Toronto-based, Giller-longlisted novelist who’s been married thirty years, she secretly buys a dilapidated old lodge in New Brunswick and plans to move there with her grandmother and her disabled adult daughter.

But her husband, Kent, takes over and, capitalizing on his wife’s success, turns the lodge into a business venture — a writing retreat.

Sylvia is determined not to have anything to do with the Wright Retreat, but as an eclectic group of people converges in the renovated lodge by the water, compelling stories and beautiful friendships emerge, and Sylvia finds herself drawn in. There’s Janice, a residential school survivor. Irma, whose husband has dragged her here, and who carries an unbelievable grief. Veronica and Dot, who each carry terrible secrets connected to this very lodge, which used to be a Catholic girls’ home and was the site of unbelievable cruelty. By the time the retreat is over, not a single person is unchanged — least of all Sylvia. Even the lodge itself has been transformed from a place of terror to one of healing.

The Wright Retreat is an irresistible celebration of story, friendship, and the astonishing power of connection.

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ISBN associated with this title: 9781773660899
Item AC0199
PublisherAcorn Press
PublisherAcorn Press
Published on November 16 2021
Language eng
Pages 0
Format Paperback
Dimensions5.75(in) x 8.5(in)
Shipping weight0(g)
Status NOT YET PUBLISHED
Susan White was born in New Brunswick and as a teenager her family moved to the Kingston Peninsula and she only left long enough to earn her BA and BEd at St. Thomas University in Fredericton. She and her husband raised four children and ran a small farm while she taught elementary school. Since retiring she is grateful to now have the time to work on her writing. She is the author of When the Hill Came Down, Waiting for Still Water, Maple Sugar Pie and five middle-grade novels, including, Skyward and the Ann Connor Brimer Award winning novel The Year Mrs. Montague Cried.

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