It’s almost unbelievable that the characters in Donna Morrisey’s vivid and compelling Kit’s Law are living in our same century – and only just a bit to the east. Newfoundland is a marvelous province and a step back in time, and you can experience it vicariously through the odd but compelling life of Kit Pitman.
It is the 1950s and just outside of the Newfoundland fishing village of Haire's Hollow, fourteen-year-old Kit Pitman lives with her mentally handicapped mother, Josie, both of them cared for and protected by Kit's grandmother Lizzie. The three live a life of hardship, but there is a lot of love in this family. A tragic chain of events leads to demands that Josie be sent to an institution and Kit to an orphanage. Alliances are formed with an odd assortment of characters and the village is thrown into a turbulent upheaval that tests the strength of Kit's relationships with her friends and her family. Narrated by the incomparable Mary Walsh.