Down The Road: Journeys Through Small-town British Columbia

September 4, 2019|
Down The Road: Journeys Through Small-town British Columbia by Rosemary Neering
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Traveling the roads and highways through the islands, mountains, and plateaus of British Columbia, Rosemary Neering talks to a fascinating cross-section of people in the small towns she visits. In coffee shops, post offices, and living rooms, she gathers their stories with the inquisitive ear of the traveller…[setting them] down with a storyteller's wisdom. When Rosemary Neering talks to former urbanites used to having the world at their door, they feel that life is more complete in places where people don't lock their doors at night, and where everyone knows your life better than you do. But in many resource-based communities where the fisheries, forests and mines are increasingly controlled by large corporations, there is resentment towards urban approaches to rural problems. As she travels, a compelling portrait is formed of a world often hidden to city dwellers.

A few of the places portrayed are Merritt, Campbell River, Vanderhoof, Nelson, Kaslo, Nakusp, Prince George, and Quesnel.

Rosemary Neering was born in England, but grew up in Brantford, Ontario. At nineteen, she moved to British Columbia and has lived in Vancouver, Nanaimo, and Victoria. Rosemary regards Down the Road: Journeys through Small-Town British Columbia as her favourite among the many books she has written, and the months spent travelling t...
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Title:Down The Road: Journeys Through Small-town British Columbia
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:224 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.6 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.6 in
Published:September 4, 2019
Publisher:Whitecap Books Ltd.
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781770503243

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