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OF SEA AND SEED launches The Kerrigan Chronicles, the story of three generations staggered by love, betrayal, war, and the effects of a tsunami that ravages the Burin Peninsula of Newfoundland in 1929. Family matriarch, storyteller, and ghostKathleen Kerriganconfesses that heaven does not open its gates to women of her ilk. In her afterlife she is adrift, doomed, like some ...more
Paperback, 350 pages
Published October 2015 by McRac Books
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Historical fiction should do two things. #1 Portray the time period, culture, and events with accuracy (i.e. be well researched); #2 Entertain.

Annie Daylons Of sea and seed succeeds on both counts. She has captured Newfoundlands history with articulate accuracy and she has captured the cadence of Newfie speak excellently. I know, as I have friends and family from Newfoundland. The pages are so well rendered that the reader forgets time and tasks to be done. When I did put the book aside for
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Christina
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

ALWAYS a pleasure to read a female Canadian author! I was immediately drawn into this story and I honestly could not stop reading. Annie Daylon has a very strong ability to generate a very rich community of characters and create a thick atmosphere and presence of emotion enmeshed with time and space that holds you in the story she is telling. She is a skilled writer and there is balance and careful meting out of details, everything is
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Dec 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
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This is the story of three generations that is staggered by love, betrayal, war, and the effects of a tsunami which ravages the Burin Peninsula of Newfoundland in 1929.

We meet matriarch Kathleen Kerrigan who tells their story and that of her own downfall. We meet her duty bound son Kevin and Clara her strong willed daughter. The secrets that each carry in their life asa it threatens to destroy them at times.

A sweeping saga that takes you on a journey of early immigrants
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Fran Ohlheiser-brown
Dec 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Author gives us a riveting mix of a haunting, suspense-filled story with an unexpected exciting twist in the setting with her character Clara(a seed) who would sacrifice anything for her child and whos determined to have  independence in a male-dominated world and wants the inconceivableto be paid for it. Kathleen, the mother, is brilliantly depicted by the author as the sea who watches her family from the thereafter. Kevin(a seed) splashes us with love and resiliency while he lives a life ...more
Kim
Mar 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book! I selected it as a read for a monthly book club I attend, and I had a hard time putting it down to pace myself so that everything to discuss would be in the forefront of my mind. The only disappointment is that I will have to wait so long for the second book in the series.

Jeannette Lannon
Nov 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!! Annie Daylon is a talented writer and storyteller who takes you on a journey through a familys secrets and tragedy. When you read this book you connect with the characters in their struggles, hardships and torn lives that theyve led. A great read! I cant wait for the next one on the series. ...more
Gloria Zachgo
Jul 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
I downloaded Of Sea and Seed, trusting that a B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree would be a good read. I wasnt disappointed. Although I found Kathleens character a little confusing, the story of the Kerrigan family was very well written and highly enjoyable. Good job Annie Daylon. ...more
Jackie
Apr 06, 2016 rated it liked it
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Well done. Heart wrenching. Tragic.
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Apr 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
We are proud to announce that OF SEA AND SEED: THE KERRIGAN CHRONICLES by Annie Daylon is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!
Thomas Destry
Feb 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Annie Daylon is a gifted writer and story teller. Of Sea and Seed is a literary masterpiece. I could not put it down. Deep, rich and fulfilling in every way. Truly a "Goodread".
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Annie Daylon is a Newfoundlander, born and raised on the Avalon Peninsula where the majority of her novel, OF SEA AND SEED, is set. The idea for this novel emerged when her ninety-three year old father told her a true tale of a little girl who had survived the 1929 tsunami.

Annie was a long-time teacher before she delved into writing. Her novel CASTLES IN THE SAND won the 2012 Houston Writers Guild
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