Redemption Ground: Essays and Adventures

Lorna Goodison

Praise for From Harvey River: A Memoir of My Mother and Her People:

Steeped in local lore and spiced with infectious dialect and ditties, Goodison's memoir reaches back over generations to evoke the mythic power of childhood.Publishers Weekly

Goodison unveils intimate worlds teeming with all the local flavor and poignancy of a Zora Neale Hurston novel.Kirkus Reviews

Goodison's prose creates memorable characters ... and captures them at memorable moments, managing to remain intimate while simultaneously expanding the family history into a mythology of a distinct place and time.Globe and Mail

A feat of history, imagination and artistic achievement ... [It] is a sumptuous montage of landscapes, portraits and anecdotes—sepia-toned period pieces—that impress vividly upon the mind.Toronto Star