We Keep a Light audiobook

$10.00

We Keep a Light
Written by Evelyn M. Richardson

Performed by Martha Irving

9 hours, 5 minutes / 2021 / Nonfiction / Recorded at Neptune Theatre, Nova Scotia

On an isolated lighthouse station off the southern tip of Nova Scotia, the Richardsons shared the responsibilities and pleasures of island living, from carrying water and collecting firewood to making preserves and studying at home. The close-knit family didn’t mind their isolation, and found delight in the variety and beauty of island life.

We Keep a Light (1945) is much more than a memoir. It is an exquisitely written, engrossing record of family life set against a glowing lighthouse, the enduring shores of Nova Scotia, and the ever-changing sea.

We Keep a Light is also available in paperback from Nimbus Publishing.

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia acknowledges the Nova Scotia Creative Industries Fund for the Arts for its investment in the Unbound audiobook series and Neptune Theatre for its partnership in realizing this project.

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia is also grateful to Cape Breton Books, Fitzhenry and Whiteside Limited, Gaspereau Press, Nimbus Publishing, Penguin Random House Canada, and Pottersfield Press for their permission to produce and distribute Unbound audiobook titles.

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