MARY E. MCINTYRE'S FORTHCOMING BOOK:
Two British immigrant families escape Depression Era blue-collar jobs in Toronto’s East End by purchasing cottage properties on isolated Washburn Island, located in Lake Scugog's marshy waters. For twenty years the older generation watch children grow, marry, go to war and bring a new generation to cottage life. In 1957, a violent tragedy kills one family member and severely injures another. For the author, ten-years old in 1957, child-like confusion amidst grieving adults brings a difficult transition. The innocence and peace of a summer playground is forever altered.