Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Two families are prominent in this story: the well-to-do English Protestant Sellers and the Irish Catholic Devines. Their stories are bound together when Devine's widow refuses King-me Sellers' proposal of marriage and King-me, feeling the sting of rejection, accuses her of being a witch who has cast a curse on his family. In the end the tale comes full circle.
There is an abundance of characters and I found myself forgetting which son or daughter belonged to which set of parents. I read this on my ancient iPad that crashed every time I tried to flip back to the family trees at the beginning of the book. That problem aside, Crummey is a wonderful storyteller and Galore is a fabulous book. If you liked it you would also like Random Passage another great big Newfoundland historical novel by Bernice Morgan.