Beth Powning

Beth Powning’s debut novel, The Hatbox Letters, was a national bestseller in Canada and longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her fiction has been published in a range of literary digests, and she is also the author of the critically acclaimed nonfiction titles Home: Chronicle of a North County Life and Shadow Child: An Apprenticeship in Love and Loss. She lives on a 300-acre farm near Sussex, New Brunswick, on the Bay of Fundy with her husband, the sculptor Peter Powning.

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We think of the great multi-masted sailing ships of the mid-1800s as being entirely male domains; however, The Sea Captain’s Wife explores the sea-faring life from a woman’s point of view.