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Amanda Peters


Amanda Peters

Amanda Peters is a writer of Mi’kmaq and settler ancestry. She is the winner of the 2021 Indigenous Voices Award for Unpublished Prose, and her work has appeared in The Antigonish Review, Grain, the Alaska Quarterly Review and elsewhere. She lives in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia.

Photo Credit: Audrey Michaud-Peters

Books by Amanda Peters

by Amanda Peters - Fiction

July 1962. A Mi’kmaq family from Nova Scotia arrives in Maine to pick blueberries for the summer. Weeks later, four-year-old Ruthie, the family’s youngest child, vanishes. She is last seen by her six-year-old brother, Joe, sitting on a favorite rock at the edge of a berry field. Joe will remain distraught by his sister’s disappearance for years to come. In Maine, a young girl named Norma grows up as the only child of an affluent family. Her father is emotionally distant, her mother frustratingly overprotective. Norma is often troubled by recurring dreams and visions that seem more like memories than imagination. As she grows older, Norma slowly comes to realize there is something her parents aren’t telling her --- and she will spend decades trying to uncover this family secret.