Building on River by Jean Van LoonBuilding on River by Jean Van Loon

Building on River

byJean Van Loon

Paperback | April 28, 2018

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This narrative in verse builds on known facts to imagine the life of John Rudolphus Booth, who arrived in roughhouse Bytown in the early 1850s with a wife, a child, and carpenter’s tools bought on credit. In the growing new capital of Canada, he built a storied empire on the river power and forests of the Ottawa Valley. The poems speak in varied voices – of Booth himself, family members, business associates, employees, visiting royalty and tavern wags – collectively evoking the man, the place, and the times with drama, insight, and vivid sensory detail.
Jean Van Loon lives with her husband in a home that is an easy walk to the Ottawa River. Since retiring from a career as a public servant and head of the steel industry's national trade association, she has published poems and stories in literary magazines across Canada. When not at her desk, she often walks through the Experimental Fa...
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Title:Building on RiverFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:April 28, 2018Publisher:Cormorant BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770865160

ISBN - 13:9781770865167

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