The Little Summer of St. Luke
Doris Dix Caruso, author
Maggie McBain at age four is sent to live with her godparents on the Isle of Skye, Scotland where she is imbued with mysterious ways and mystical beliefs:the 'Beasties' and the Green Fairy Dog among others. At sixteen she is reunited with her widowed mother in Glasgow. and after a yea rof working there in a grand food establishment, mother and daughter leave Scotland for her studies in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Here she meets the man of her destiny, a sea captain of a whaling ship out of New Bedford,Mass. They marry and Maggie lives with John on the whaling vessel for eight months in the North Atlantic hunting the elusive whale. Much more of their lives follow a they move on to Philadelphia and begin a family.