Gentle Sinners (1980), Valgardson's first novel, is an account of a young boy's discovery of his ancestry and traditional community. The Girl With the Botticelli Face (1992) is a humorous and moving novel about a writer's effort to affirm his life in a crumbling world. It explores the pain and self-doubt underlying human existence. Valgardson has also published 2 volumes of poetry and 2 children's books, Thor (1994) and Sarah and the People of Sand River (1996).
Author COLIN BOYD
Shawnadithit grew anxious waiting for her uncle, Longnon, to return to camp at the junction of Badger Brook and the Exploits River, deep in the wilds of Newfoundland...