Book launch

The Compass - - FRONT PAGE -

An award winning au­thor and na­tive of Port de Grave will launch her lat­est work in Cupids this week­end.

For al­most two cen­turies the name Cather­ine Snow has been syn­ony­mous with mur­der. In her lat­est novel, Cather

ine Snow, Nel­lie P. Strow­bridge chal­lenges the ver­dict of judge and jury, us­ing court and news­pa­per ac­counts of the trial as ev­i­dence against the ver­dict given without de­mon­stra­tive ev­i­dence of Snow’s guilt. They said she was hav­ing an af­fair with a young Ir­ish cooper... They said she had her hus­band killed... tan­gi­ble ev­i­dence miss­ing... cir­cum­stan­tial ev­i­dence flawed... She was sen­tenced to hang... her body sen­tenced be­yond hang­ing. There were whis­pers... ques­tions... Kit’s light to haunt the place.

A na­tive of Port de Grave, Strow­bridge is the win­ner of nu­mer­ous awards in­clud­ing Canada’s Stamp of Ap­proval Award and the au­thor of sev­eral books in­clud­ing a New­found­land and Labrador clas­sic The Gift of Christ­mas, and best sell­ers Far from

Home (short-listed for The New­found­land and Labrador His­toric and His­tory Award 2006); The Gift of Christ­mas, (re­viewed by the Aurora as “A New­found­land and Labrador Christ­mas Clas­sic;” and the New­found­land Tongue, (a best­seller).

Cather­ine Snow has al­ready been en­tered in the Com­mon­wealth Writ­ers Prize com­pe­ti­tion.

Strow­bridge will be at the Or­ange Lodge on Seafor­est Drive, Cupids, Satur­day af­ter­noon, Oct. 17 and St. John’s Chap­ters, Ken­mount Road, Thurs­day evening, Oct. 22 to launch her lat­est work.

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