Josie Penny is the author of So few On Earth: A Labrador MĂ©tis Woman Remembers, a dramatic personal story of growing up in an isolated Labrador community surrounded by loving family, and how this was crushed by her experiences at residential school. In 2011, Josie was nominated for the Atlantic Book Award for her first book. Having triumphed over personal adversity, Josie is now a retired successful entrepreneur with a large, loving family.
On the Goose
A personal and inspiring story about a young MĂ©tis woman with a history of abuse who triumphed over a harsh start in life.
Josie Pennyâ€™s life as part of a loving MĂ©tis family in an isolated corner of Labrador changed dramatically when she was taken away to a residential school. Abused by the students, Josie became increasingly angry and isolated from her family and community as she grew into her teens. At seventeen she left for Goose Bay to make her fortune and start her own life.
On the Goose is the story of how Josie came to terms with her feelings of helplessness and isolation as she began to understand why she could not feel or express love. Josie Pennyâ€™s memoir is an inspiring true story of how love and hard work helped one woman triumph over adversity.
We, her readers, are in Josie Pennyâ€™s debt for writing such a searingly honest memoir of a Labrador Metis woman.