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Down the Road

Journeys through Small-Town British Columbia

by Rosemary Neering

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list price: $22.95
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published: Aug 2019
ISBN:9781770503243
publisher: Whitecap Books
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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.

About the Author

Rosemary Neering was born in Croyden, England, grew up in Brantford, Ontario, and has been a resident of British Columbia for over thirty years. She is the author of more than forty non-fiction books for adults, teens, and children, most of which focus on Canadian history and travel with an emphasis on the lives of ordinary people. Her writing has won a number of awards, including a BC Book Prize for Non-Fiction for Down the Road: Journeys through Small-Town British Columbia and a VanCity Book Prize for Wild West Women: Travellers, Adventurers and Rebels. A full-time freelance writer since 1981, she lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

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Rosemary Neering is a prolific and highly respected author of books and articles on all aspects of her adopted province.

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