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Evelyn M. Richardson writes in We Keep A Light (published 1945) about how she and her husband acquired the tiny Bon Portage Island and created a happy home there for themselves and their three children. The Richardsons shared the duties and pleasures of island life on a remote lighthouse station off the southern tip of Nova Scotia, from carrying water and gathering firewood to making preserves and doing homework at home. The close-knit family enjoyed the variety and beauty of island life and didn’t mind their isolation.
A memoir, We Keep A Light is much more than that. It is a beautifully written, captivating account of family life set against a glowing lighthouse, Nova Scotia’s enduring shores, and the constantly shifting sea.