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You are invited to the book launch for We Will Meet Again July 6th

We Will Meet Again – A Testament to the strength of Newfoundland and Labrador Woman.

Bestselling, award-winning author Helen C. Escott’s eighth novel, We Will Meet Again, from Flanker Press will be released in July 2024. The book launch will take place Saturday, July 6th from 1-3 pm at Chapters, Kenmount Road, St. John’s.

Escott says the novel honours the women of Newfoundland and Labrador who kept the home fires burning during the Second World War while the province lost a generation of men. The release coincides with the repatriation of the Unknown Solider at the National War Memorial and Memorial Day on July first.

When Newfoundland soldiers were killed in World War II, it sent shock waves through families that are felt to this very day. We Will Meet Again follows the lives of four women from the same family who learn to turn this generational trauma into generational strength.

It is about the special bond between mothers and daughters. Hadley Hynes is days away from celebrating her 100th birthday. Her daughter, Patricia, granddaughter Ava, and great-granddaughter Christine are planning one last birthday party in her house on Victoria Street which Hadley has lived in for over eighty years.

While cleaning out the cupboards Ava comes across a hidden box of love letters from Hadley’s first love, John Vincent, a Newfoundlander who volunteered to serve in the British Royal Navy. It is only then they discover that John died during WWII and Hadley married his best friend, Michael. 

As the story unfolds each woman reveals a secret that has paralyzed their life. They pack up boxes and bags only to discover how each of them has nurtured a generational trauma and turned it into a family tradition. 

We Will Meet Again is the love story of four generations of women and how they healed their past to protect their future. Escott says it touches on everything we hold sacred in this province: Nan, Jesus, and Elvis.

“I don’t know how you can listen to Elvis and pray to Jesus at the same time,” Ava yelled over the music. “I can hardly hear myself think.”

“Maybe I’m listening to Jesus and praying to Elvis.” Hadley quirked a grin.  “They’re both kings.”

Helen Escott acknowledges the support of ArtsNL for this novel. Last year they invested $3.2 million to foster and promote the creation and enjoyment of the arts for the benefit of all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.

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