99 University Ave, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada
Queen's University at Kingston where Linda Little studied.
230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL A1C 5S7, Canada
The Memorial University of Newfoundland where Linda Little studied.
Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award which Linda Little received in 2007.
(In Strong Hollow, Linda Little has crafted a story where ...)
In Strong Hollow, Linda Little has crafted a story where music, creativity, and sexuality merge, as a young Nova Scotian carver embarks on a profound discovery of his sense of self. Strong Hollow tells the story of Jackson Bigney, a young man coping with a crippling past of repression, alcoholism, and poverty. Failure seems built-in in Jackson's life. His father, a brutal man with a short fuse, despises his son, and Jackson's brothers thrive on drinking, violence and petty crime. Jackson finds solace only by carving tiny objects - acorns, field mice, bottle caps, and leaves - as he has done since childhood. The day Jackson finds his father dead in a ditch beside the MacIntyre road is the day he begins his own metamorphosis.
(Cass Hutt, bull rider, has nothing left to lose. The bull...)
Cass Hutt, bull rider, has nothing left to lose. The bulls should have killed him by now. Instead, it is his rodeo partner who has died, severing Cass's only ties to his world. With nothing and no one to hold him, Cass is led back East by the sudden arrival of a mysterious land deed, back to Scotch River, Nova Scotia, and the sketchy boyhood memories he left to die there.
(Penelope MacLaughlin marries a miller and gradually disco...)
Penelope MacLaughlin marries a miller and gradually discovers he is not as she imagined. Nonetheless, she remains determined to make the best of life at the lonely mill up the Gunn Brook as she struggles to build a home around her husband's eccentricities. His increasing absence leaves Penelope to run the mill herself, providing her with a living but also destroying the people she loves most. Penelope struggles with loss and isolation and suffers the gradual erosion of her sense of self. A series of betrayals leaves her with nothing but the mill and her determination to save her grandchildren from their disturbed father. While she can prepare her grandsons for independence, her granddaughter is too young and so receives the greater gift: the story that made them all.
(Tom lives in the countryside in the mid-1800s, and he's c...)
Tom lives in the countryside in the mid-1800s, and he's curious - what is it like in the town, the city, and the world beyond? It's all "work and more work," everyone tells him. Determined to find out for himself, Tom sets off with a bit of bread and cheese in a bundle. He encounters crowded marketplaces, bustling wharves, and storms on the high seas. In China he sees how tea is made; in India he watches men make deep blue dye from indigo; in Ceylon, he marvels at the skill of cinnamon peelers. Eventually, he returns home with stories and gifts, showing his parents the riches to be found all over the world.
Linda Little attended Queen's University at Kingston and Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Linda Little is a novelist and author of short fiction. Her writing career began with the book Strong Hollow (2001). This debut novel bursts with characters and Little wrangles them masterfully. The novel's characters speak in the rough back-country cadences of the Maritimes and are toughened by the no-work, no-money, no-advantages limitations of rural Maritime life. Yes, these are typical Maritimers, but in Little's care, they transcend stereotypes even as they seem to embody them.
Her next novel was Scotch River (2006) in which Linda Little introduces an unforgettable cast of characters bound together by the mysteries of blood and the burdens of memory. As it unveils its secrets, Scotch River deftly weaves a profound and deeply moving story of family love in all its ardor and the heartbreaking, indelible acts performed in its name. The most recent novel is Grist (2014) which tells the story of Penelope McCabe, a single schoolteacher who marries a miller, only to find out that Ewan MacLaughlin is not the man he appears to be.
Her first children's picture book, Work and More Work, was published in 2015. She has published short stories in many reviews and anthologies, including The Antigonish Review, Descant, Matrix, The Journey Prize Anthology, and The Penguin Book of Short Stories by Canadian Women. She also teaches seasonally at the Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus.
She is also known for her work as a tour guide at Nova Scotia Museum.
(In Strong Hollow, Linda Little has crafted a story where ...)2001
(Tom lives in the countryside in the mid-1800s, and he's c...)2015
(Penelope MacLaughlin marries a miller and gradually disco...)2014
(Cass Hutt, bull rider, has nothing left to lose. The bull...)2006