Barb Bissonette is a retired nurse of many years, who has enjoyed writing since childhood. She has won prizes for her short stories, including the Melody Richardson Writing Contest and the BDO Writing Contest of York Region. She was recently voted the favourite local author in the Reader’s Choice Awards.
Barb lives in Washago, Ontario on the beautiful Severn River.
This is her fifth novel.
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Ernie spends his days, and most nights, under his beloved bridge, watching the river roll by, and conjuring magical notes of music from his old, worn harmonica. He has never stopped looking for his twin brother who disappeared, as a small child, into the eye of the most devastating ice storm the town has ever known. He keeps his counsel, alone, until one spring evening, Bert wanders along. Bert changes everything for Ernie and for the little town, although no one thinks he’s anything special at first. Bert is a dog of indeterminate breed, with strange markings and a gentle, peculiar manner. And Rosie, the odd, motherless girl-child who lives along the river path, too, grows to love that silly dog with all her heart and soul.
A vagrant, gifted dog. A wise, wayward fellow, who may or may not be a prophet. A relentlessly cheerful girl who views the world in her own curious manner. The unlikeliest of trios.This is the story of their once-in-a-lifetime summer together. A summer full of sunshine and friendship and intrigue. A summer of losing precious things. And finding so much more.