Sidney J. Poritz was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and immigrated to the United States in 1948 with his widowed mother and four young siblings. He built a career as an art professor and land developer in Western Massachusetts, and in 1987 he discovered Prince Edward Island. Subsequently, he bought a 200-year-old farmhouse at Clyde River. Each summer he packed his family into his vehicle and undertook the 15-hour journey, then the slow boat crossing to the island he had come to love. As he surveyed the magnificent landscape, marveling at the sunrises and sunsets, a dream formed in his mind. How would it have been if instead of journeying to Massachusetts, his family’s destination had been Prince Edward Island in 1948? In this book he imagines that possibility.
Narrated by the author.