Autumn Dean unexpectedly returns home from Europe to her father’s ranch in the Okanagan Valley, where she reconnects with Bruce Langdon, a stoic childhood friend grown into an accomplished rancher. Autumn and Bruce’s budding romance is halted by the revival of an intergenerational grudge between their two families that is shrouded in mystery. Autumn is insistent on uncovering the root of the hostility: a forbidden romance between her mother and Bruce’s fatherthat had devastating consequences. As Bruce and Autumn circle the truth of what happened, they're both haunted by the past, and must decide if they forge ahead together or alone. Originally published in 1931, Prologue to Love is a lush portrait of early 20th century BC ranch life, and an intergenerational tale of love and loss—and hope and redemption. This new edition features an introduction by Hannah McGregor.
Martha Ostenso was born near Bergen, Norway in 1900, and died at Seattle, Washington in 1963. Ostenso's family immigrated to the midwestern US in 1902, then to Brandon, Manitoba, and later to Winnipeg, where Ostenso completed high school. Before attending University of Manitoba, she taught briefly in Hayland, Manitoba. Ostenso worked briefly as a reporter, then moved to the US in 1921. She studied with Canadian Douglas Durkin at Columbia University in New York, and did social work in Brooklyn for several years before moving with Durkin to Gull Lake, Minn, in 1931. She is the author of one book of poetry and sixteen novels, of which Wild Geese is the best known.
Hannah McGregor is an Assistant Professor of Publishing at Simon Fraser University, where her research focuses on podcasting as scholarly communication, systemic barriers to access in the Canadian publishing industry, and magazines as middlebrow media. She is the co-creator of Witch, Please, a feminist podcast on the Harry Potter world, and the creator of the weekly podcast Secret Feminist Agenda .