Set in Alberta in the years following the Great Depression, this story is told by young Jamie O'Day. In a warm-hearted style, he describes the eccentric townsfolk, including "truckbox" Al McClintock, the hot-blooded Chalupa girl, and Bertha Sigurdson, the social outcast. Love, loss of innocence, and the value of community bind them together.
During World War I the ocean liner LAURENTIA sets out from New York with passengers from important segments of British and American society. Little do they know that the ship is carrying war materials and will be a target of the German navy. Full of action and nautical detail for war-at-sea buffs.
This is a history of B.C.'s Skeena River Valley, written by a man who spent his entire life in that area. Among 21 short chapters, the longest are devoted to the building of first railroad and the two World Wars. He also chronicles the influence of the first European settlers and describes the flood of 1936.
World traveller Kildare Dobbs sets out to rediscover Canada by riding a bus along the Trans-Canada highway from St. John's, Newfoundland to Victoria, B.C. A thread of deep concern for Canada runs throughout the book. He recounts both the good and the bad incidents along the way.
This is a coming of age novel. Tyler Johnson's world of the 1990's collides with that of his 1960's parents. He lives in Washington State, and the action moves up and down the West Coast and to Paris, over a six month period. The characters mirror contemporary society in this novel of serious literature which wears the cloak of high comedy.