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New edition appearing this fall from Goose Lane Editions

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Beth Powning's work has been widely published in books, anthologies, and magazines.

She is known for her lyrical, powerful writing and the profound emotional honesty of her work. She is the author of Seeds of Another Summer (published in the U.S. as Home: Chronicle of a North Country Life); Shadow Child: An Apprenticeship in Love and Loss; The Hatbox Letters; and Edge Seasons.

Beth Powning's latest novel, The Sea Captain's Wife, is published by Knopf (Canada) and Penguin/Plume (USA). It was short-listed for the Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, in Canada; and is a Barnes and Noble Discover Award Book for May/July, in the USA.

The novel has been long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

It is being translated into French by Editions Perce-Neige, with distribution in Canada and France.

Her new novel, "A Measure of Light," will be published by Knopf Canada, March, 2015.

On October 24, 2014, Beth was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters degree from the University of New Brunswick.