Hooper, Emma .
When there are no more fish off the coast of their small Newfoundland fishing village, the Connor family splits up: Aidan and Martha spend alternate months working in the oil fields out west, their teenage daughter Cora spends her time dreaming of any place but Newfoundland, and their young son Finn is left all alone. With his family pulled in different directions, Finn learns the stories of his island from the village eccentric and tries to lure the fish back to Newfoundland – because if he can bring back the fish, maybe he can bring everyone else back, too. “Our Homesick Songs” is a beautifully written novel about family, the power of music and stories, and the undeniable pull of home.
Jessica Sheff (Staff) (Preston Library)