Loggers' Daughters by Maureen BrownleeLoggers' Daughters by Maureen Brownlee

Loggers' Daughters

byMaureen Brownlee

Paperback | October 31, 2013

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It is 1983. On the streets of Vancouver women's libbers are marching. In the forests of the northern interior a tapped out logging contractor is slowly going broke. Down the road, on a small stump ranch, Adare and Dave Wilkins face the fact that they have given the best years of their lives to a farm that can never support them. In a tumultuous time, when ancient values are being put to the test and found wanting, a scattered family is forced into an uneasy proximity by the need to make end-of-life decisions for their dying mother. Exploring the forces that shape individuals, families and communities Loggers' Daughters weaves the story of one logging family onto the tapestry of the industry that built British Columbia.
Maureen Brownlee was born and raised on the western slope of the northern Rockies. She has lived and worked in various BC communities, always returning to her mountain home. Though largely self-taught, her writing has greatly benefited from the tutelage of the talented writers who sustain western Canada's creative writing workshops. Lo...
Title:Loggers' DaughtersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.48 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:October 31, 2013Publisher:Oolichan BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0889822948

ISBN - 13:9780889822948


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A triumphant first novel captures the essence of the mountains, the farm, and our fading past I couldn't put down this beautiful, mesmerizing tale that merges past and present to tell the story of the hard-done-by protagonist Adare Wilkins. I loved Loggers' Daughters for its heart, tenacity and truth. Life is tenuous in the BC Interior. Things held dear are easily lost: a young man to a falling log, a mill to changing times, a farm to a will that was never written. Through it all stands the stoic protagonist, Adare, a reluctant farmer on the brink of losing her farm, and her home. Will she fight for her rights? That would be a beautiful thing
Date published: 2014-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loggers Daughters I really liked this book and would recommend it to everyone. The characters are real people with real emotions and actions.  I loved all the detail and descriptions.  Kept reading and reading, I couldn't put it down
Date published: 2013-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An enjoyable page-turner! This book has it all:  an interesting thought-provoking story, believable characters that we care about, and an exceptional writing style with clear, creative descriptions.   Brownlee addresses a number of difficult issues in a down-to-earth style (much like the characters in the book).  While describing the struggles and joys of life in the resource industry in the wilds of northern BC, the book explores the complexity of family relationships and “women’s place” in society during the early 1980’s.  It follows one woman’s journey as her life circumstances force her to choose between standing up for her rights or giving up a life she has grown to love.  
Date published: 2013-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loggers' Daughters This is a "don't put me down" read! And it doesn't take long either, however when I was done... I kept thinking about the issues the folks had, our rights and our boundaries and barriers we create... thought provoking AND I know the author and those in the dedication and some of those being thanked. How marvelous is that!
Date published: 2013-11-20

Editorial Reviews

"An epic novel set in the forests of the Rocky Mountain trench - a part of BC that has long been waiting for its definitive reflection in fiction. Loggers' Daughters accomplishes this with a story so gripping, and a writing style so evocative, it will surely become a Canadian classic." ~ Andreas Schroeder, Renovating Heaven