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1 HOEBERS, Corinne. Call of a Distant Shore. First Edition, signed.
4th Floor Press, Inc, 2008, ISBN:9781897530023 
HOEBERS, Corinne. Call of a Distant Shore. N.pl.: (4th Floor Press, Inc., 2008). First Edition. Pp [i]-vii,(1),1-399,(1). 8vo, illustrated brown card covers. A fictional account of German emigration to Nova Scotia in the 1750s. "Call of a Distant Shore follows Elisabeth Heber and her family as they struggle under the rule of a tyrannical Prince in 1750s Germany and their subsequent journey to Nova Scotia. Unmarried, pregnant, and only sixteen years old, Elisabeth faces emigration with her family with one goal—to find her lover, Peter, who had abandoned her months before when his own family emigrated. When her secret is revealed, she weds the village doctor, yet swears to never consummate the marriage. As she boards the Snow Pearl to her newhomeland, all her hopes are pinned on finding Peter and changing the circu mstances of her life. Elisabeth and her family scrape to survive within theconfines of the palisade in Dartmouth amid threats of Indian attacks and s tarvation. Like many others, they labour to pay off their passage debts. For two years they struggle, then follow the colony to Lunenburg in the vain hope that it will be better. Misfortune follows the colony as they find themselves no better off as heavy rains spread dysentery and dampen their spirits amid discontent and lies. But time does not stand still for Elisabeth as she stubbornly holds on to a deep-seated love, and almost lets her own life slip through her fingers." - from the back cover. Very good. Signed by Hoeberse on the title page. 15.00

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