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A Stone for Andrew Dunphy

Narrative Obituary Verse and Song in Northern Cape Breton Island

by Ronald Caplan

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This rare book is about community, caring and pioneer survival. It brings to life Andrew Dunphy— a man who roamed northern Cape Breton, carried the news, nursed his neighbours—and wrote magnificent obituary poems that told their stories, comforted them in disaster, and helped their communities survive. Over one hundred years later, Ronald Caplan captured this story in its final hours. Told with the words of those who knew Andrew Dunphy — A Stone for Andrew Dunphy reveals the robust rural life that flourished as the 20th century dawned.

About the Author
Ronald Caplan was the editor of Cape Breton's Magazine from 1972 through 1999, and from 1986 on he has published Breton Books. For his contributions to community and culture of Cape Breton Island, he has received several awards including the Order of Canada, Nova Scotia's Cultural Life Award, and an honourary degree from Cape Breton University, where the Ronald Caplan Scholarship has now been established.
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