Halifax Author Writes Fictional Novella About Reinventing Oneself In A Nursing Home

Binnie Brennan’s first novella was inspired from a news story she read about people living in care facilities. Apparently, some of the residents reinvented their pasts to fit in better and feel safer at the homes.

"I was moved enough by this that I started writing to sort it out for myself," the Halifax-based author said. That resulted in a short story four years ago that took place in a fictional nursing home based loosely on Northwood Manor in Halifax.

"It soon became clear that this would be a larger work than a short story," said Brennan. Her book, called Harbour View, combines the stories of residents and staff at the nursing home overlooking, as the title suggests, Halifax Harbour. The book contrasts memories of the six main characters with their present-day lives. For more, read the story.

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Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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