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Country Roads: Memoirs from Rural Canada
Excerpt: I grew up in the rolling hills of the North Saskatchewan River Valley, on the northern edge of the aspen parkland. My parents ran a mixed farm, growing wheat, oats, and barley. Over the years, they raised cattle, horses, sheep, pigs, turkeys, chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits, cats, and dogs. Our farm was much like the farms of our neighbours, and my brother, my sister, and I were typical farm kids. Keep Reading
Shortlisted for the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People.
Excerpt: That has to be the law, thought Pru Burbidge the day a strange car stopped in front of the house. It was late January and bitterly cold, even with a fire burning in the kitchen stove. The bottoms of all the windows were decorated with sheets of frost frozen so solid that Pru had just a small patch of glass to see through. An icy wind had whipped across the crest of the snow all that morning and shut the house completely off from the main road. Although a wide white expanse separated the house from the driver of the car, Pru was frightened. Keep reading >