Glenna Jenkins – update on a new novel

Glenna Jenkins was previously featured on Reading Recommendations in September, 2014. Glenna is back now to tell us about the publication of her first novel.

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Somewhere I Belong
By Glenna Jenkins
Published by Acorn Press
Young Adult Fiction

Upcoming Book Launch date in Halifax:
Thursday, November 27 at 7:30
Writers Federation of Nova Scotia
1113 Marginal Road (across from Pier 21)

In Somewhere I Belong, we meet young P.J. Kavanaugh at North Boston Station. His father has died, the Depression is on, and his mother is moving them back home. They settle in, and P.J. makes new friends. But the P.E.I. winter is harsh, the farm chores endless, and his teacher a drunken bully. He soon wants to go home; the problem is how.

A letter arrives from Aunt Mayme announcing a Babe Ruth charity baseball game in the old neighbourhood. But Ma won’t let him go. P.J is devastated. The weeks pass, then there is an accident on the farm. P.J. becomes a hero and Ma changes her mind. He travels to Boston, sees his friends, watches Babe Ruth hit a home run, and renews his attachment to the place. But his eagerness to return to the Island makes him wonder where he really belongs.

Glenna Jenkins is a writer whose Prince Edward Island roots date back to the early 1800s. The characters and events in her stories are gleaned from real-life family events that took place both on the Island and in New England. Her short stories have appeared in Jilted Angels: A Collection of Stories and Riptides: New Island Fiction. Glenna lives in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia with her husband, four children and two dogs.

Somewhere I Belong is her first novel.

Where to purchase Glenna’s book:
Acorn Press
Amazon Canada
Chapters/Indigo

Glenna’s promo link:
Facebook Page

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