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Beth Powning

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The author Beth Powning talks to Joseph Planta about her newest book, The Sea Captain’s Wife (Knopf, 2010), the sea, writing, diary-keeping, and more.

The Sea Captain’s Wife by Beth Powning. (Knopf, 2010) Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: The Sea Captain’s Wife

Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.

The Sea Captain’s Wife is a new book from Beth Powning. It’s described as a gripping novel of love and obsession set on the high seas of the 1860’s. It takes us from the Bay of Fundy, where Azuba Galloway was born and where she often dreams of seeing the world. She marries a captain, but she can’t see the world as she’d like. Beth Powning is the author of The Hatbox Letters, Edge Seasons, and Shadow Child. She lives in Sussex, New Brunswick in an 1870 farmhouse, with her husband the artist Peter Powning. She joins me from here in Vancouver this day. The website for more is www.powning.com. The Sea Captain’s Wife is published by Knopf. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Beth Powning; Good morning, Ms. Powning.