Phelps was the author of fifty-seven volumes of fiction, poetry, and essays. "A Singular Life" is one of her best known works. "Jack the Fisherman" begins: Jack was a Fair harbour boy. This might be to say any of several things; but it is at least sure to say one, he was a fisherman, and the son of a fisherman. Also see other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.