Sandstone Press, 2011. 96 pages. Paperback.
When Anna discovers her Aunt Marguerite's old jewellery box, it unlocks memories of her childhood and of her parents' struggle to make a new life in the country that has given them sanctuary. Their reluctance to talk about the past leaves Anna with unanswered questions about her origins, as her father's insecurities drive the family apart it becomes impossible to broach the subject. Perhaps the jewellery box holds the answers, or perhaps it is too late for Anna to ever learn the truth.
San Dùthaich Ùir (In the New Country) is a gripping story about second generation excile, identity, loss and family secrets.
<Reading Level: Early Intermediate (Ideal for learners, with English chapter summaries and glossaries)