Update: as of 11:42 NST Sept 11 2017, the book has reached #3 on the Canadian Poetry list.
Engen Books would like to congratulate Linda Blagdon, who today broke the Top 5 chart on Amazon’s Canadian Poetry Bestseller’s list.
As of writing, the book is at #4 on both Canadian Poetry and Canadian Poetry eBooks lists, sitting alongside all-time greats like Leonard Cohen and Margaret Atwood. The book has also reached #29 on Amazon.ca’s category for all Poetry.
When we called her to let her know how far she’d risen up the charts, Blagdon was in disbelief.
Vacant Chairs is a collection of sixty-eight poems from native Newfoundlander Linda Blagdon that highlight both the struggles and joys of growing up in Newfoundland. These poems reflect on the nature of family and friends, based on Blagdon’s own experience or stories passed down via the Newfoundland oral tradition.
Ranging from humorous to tragic, and from inspirational to personal, ‘Vacant Chairs’ provides a window into the depth of one woman’s experience of Newfoundland culture, tradition, and faith.
Engen Books would like to offer its sincerest gratitude to Blagdon’s friends and fans, and to Blagdon herself for allowing us to take part in her success.