CORNWALL, Ontario - An author and genealogist who has explored the history of the Lost Villages will be at the Cornwall Public Library next week.
Jennifer DeBruin is promoting her new book "A Walk with Mary" which tells the story of William Phillips, a young blacksmith, his wife Adelaide and their daughter Mary.
Phillips settles in Moulinette - now a lost village following the creation of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Mary, raised in a generation known for its stoic resolve, is witness to some of the greatest events in modern history: the advent of the automobile, the tuberculosis pandemic, war, the Great Depression, and the St. Lawrence Seaway.
Hundres of the books have already been sold.
DeBruin will be at the library at 7 p.m., but those interested must reserve a spot at the library by calling 613-932-4796.