Hopkins’ second novel set during height of cod moratorium, Mount Cashel scandal

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Herb Hopkins couldn’t have picked a much more tumultuous period in recent Newfoundland history for the setting of his latest novel.

The novel, titled “Temperance Street,” was recently launched in St. John’s and the plot unfolds on July 2, 1992, the day the largest layoff in Canadian history occurred with the announcement of the cod moratorium.

This announcement also came on the heels of the Mount Cashel abuse scandal which rocked the Roman Catholic church in the province.

Hopkins will be signing copies of the novel, which is his second, Friday at Coles book store in the Corner Brook plaza.

For more information, visit Hopkins’ website at www.wordsandwood.ca

Geographic location: Newfoundland, Temperance Street, Corner Brook

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  • Saucy Face
    August 22, 2014 - 23:02

    Gee, let's write a fictional book and coincidently include the cod moratorium and the Mt. Cashel scandal. Is there anyone in this province that has the guts or talent to simply write an original book set in Newfoundland that's not written for the tourist trade, meant to pull on your heart strings, include history or use the Nipper McGee mentality? Anyone?