From the publisher:
A novel about what happens when we view our neighbours as "The Other" and the transformative power of unlikely friendships; Our Daily Bread is inspired by the true story of the Goler Clan of Nova Scotia.
God-fearing people of Gideon shun the Erskine Clan, who have lived on
North Mountain in poverty, secrecy and isolation, believing their
neighbours to be beyond salvation. "That's the mountain," they say.
"What do you expect from those people?"
Yet in both groups nearly everyone has secrets and nothing is as it seems.
the mountain, Albert Erskine dreams of a better and safer life for his
younger brothers and sisters. He lives by his code: "You keep your
secrets to yourself and you keep your weaknesses a secret and your hurts
a secret and your dreams you bury double deep."
young Ivy Evans is relentlessly bullied by her classmates. Though her
father, Tom, is a well-liked local, his troubled marriage to a restless
outsider is a source of gossip. As rumors and innuendo about the Evans
family spread, Ivy seeks refuge in Dorothy Carlisle, an
independent-minded widow who runs a local antique store.
Albert ventures down the mountain and seizes on the Evanses' family
crisis as an opportunity to befriend Ivy's vulnerable teenage brother,
Bobby, he sets in motion a chain of events that changes everything.
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