Into the Wind: A Novel of Acadian Resilience

By A. J. B. Johnston

A book launch for Into the Wind: A Novel of Acadian Resilience by A. J. B. (John) Johnston will take place at the Acadian Museum of PEI in Miscouche on September 7. 

On a gusty August morning two children spot sails on the horizon … foreign soldiers enter their village. In this moving tale, the main characters Marie and Charles are fictional, but the story is not. It is based on well-documented historical facts about the 1755 removal of Acadians from Grand-Pré. Into the Wind presents that well-known event in a fresh way. It makes for a poignant, suspenseful novel about how two kids and a village deal with forces and events far beyond their control.

Johnston is the author or co-author of 21 books: 16 on different aspects of the history of Atlantic Canada and five novels. The Canadian Historical Association awarded a Clio prize to his Endgame 1758: The Promise, the Glory and the Despair of Louisbourg’s Last Decade, and Ni’n na L’nu: The Mi’kmaq of Prince Edward Island was selected in 2014 as the best published Atlantic book. John was made a chevalier of France’s Ordre des Palmes académiques in recognition of his many publications on the French presence in Atlantic Canada. He lives in Halifax, NS with his wife Mary. 

Into the Wind is published by Acorn Press in Charlottetown, PE.