An ever-present barrel of apples at the back door and the daily aroma of fresh bread. Weekly card games, stolen chickens, honky-tonks and a frigid one-room schoolhouse. Tradition and Family. Welcome to 1950s Paradise, Newfoundland. Growing up as one of 17 children, Pennell transports us back to a then little village full of love, adventure, mischief and colourful characters. In this love letter to his hometown, Pennell captures the significant changes over the decades and shows us that Paradise really was a little piece of heaven on earth.