Into the Blue: Family Secrets and the Search for a Great by Andrea Curtis

By Andrea Curtis

Award-winning journalist Andrea Curtis explores the shadows solid over her kin by means of a century-old shipwreck and uncovers the tragedy, catastrophe and promise of adolescence at the nice Lakes.

Every kin has a narrative, handed down via generations. For Andrea Curtis that tale is the destroy of the SS J.H. Jones. In 1906, the late-November swells of Georgian Bay erupt right into a blinding typhoon, sinking the Jones and claiming the lives of all on board. Left within the wake is Captain Jim Crawford’s one-year-old daughter, Eleanor, who faces a frightening way forward for poverty and isolation.

But Eleanor emerges from her youth decided to go away in the back of the constraints of her small city. She plunges into the buzz of Jazz-era California and Nineteen Thirties Montreal, suffering to turn into a poet and a author. virtually a century later, Andrea is aware her grandmother Eleanor in basic terms as a cosmopolitan, revered Montreal matriarch. till, whereas getting to know Jim Crawford’s function within the Jones tragedy, she discovers that Eleanor had a hidden past.

Using relations tales, archival learn and fictionalized re-enactments, Andrea Curtis narrates her family’s historical past, and that of where they as soon as known as domestic. Into the Blue shimmers with Curtis’s wealthy and reflective voice, recreating a little-known yet formative time whilst Canadians continued via unthinkable loss, violence and catastrophe, and brings to existence a grand period of serious Lakes historical past. it is a valuable peer to such liked memoirs as David Macfarlane’s the chance Tree and Roy MacGregor’s A lifestyles within the Bush.

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