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A novel of remarkable historical breath, Found Far and Wide follows Sam Kennedy through the tragedy of the Great Newfoundland Sealing Disaster of 1914, the horrors of the First World War, and the dangers of working high steel in Prohibition-era New York. And as Sam journeys through the turbulent first half of the twentieth century, carrying the ghosts of those he’s lost, he clings to his love for a women he’s only ever seen in a photograph. Here, Kevin Major offers a story of the irresistible events that define our collective lives and the compelling private power that beckons us home.


“With this magnificent, far-reaching novel, Kevin Major has given us a story no reader will want to miss.” Joan Clark

“A time machine of a novel. Kevin Major’s grasp of details that bring history to life and the music of his language are wondrous entry into a real and vivid world.” David Macfarlane

“This is great historical fiction read. … Major has preformed a masterful job…” The Miramichi Reader

Author’s Comments

This is book two of the historical trilogy. Like Shannon in New Under the Sun, Sam’s mother has the surname Carew, and grew up in the Newfoundland outport of Conche. This is the link between the two books, but their stories stand alone. In Found Far and Wide I am very much interested in how historical events impact ordinary people, how they can shape and reshape their paths through life. At the core of this book is WWI, the war itself (in this case the Newfoundland Regiment in Gallipoli) and its psychological aftermath. I would hope the novel takes history and gives it a memorable human face.

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