Up She Rises

The title of my novel is Up She Rises, taken from the chorus of a traditional sea shanty called What Do We Do With A Drunken Sailor. It’s a song I heard and sang along to many times during my years in Newfoundland.

I chose the title Up She Rises for two reasons. First, because Rachel is drawn into the traditional music scene in Twig. And second, because she arrives in Twig at a very low time in her life. But over the course of the school year, she begins to rise again.

Enjoy Great Big Sea’s version of the song:



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