A collection of more than thirty essays covering all aspects of life along the shores of British Columbia, these are stories of small communities and the hardy people who have carved out lives on an isolated coast. Combining first-hand research with historical information, Andrew Scott introduces readers to the region's changing ways of life and profiles a number of hard-to-reach locations. This book is a contemporary portrait of British Columbia's unique, distinctive coastal culture in a mosaic of text and images.
About the author
Andrew MacLeod is the BC Legislative Bureau Chief for TheTyee.ca website. His first book, A Better Place on Earth (Harbour Publishing, 2015) won the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. He won a 2006 Association of Alternative Newsweeklies award for news writing and was a finalist for a 2007 Western Magazine Award for best article in BC and the Yukon. His reporting has appeared in Monday Magazine, The Georgia Straight, BCBusiness Magazine, 24 Hours, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Detroit’s MetroTimes, Portland’s Willamette Week and elsewhere. Andrew lives in Victoria, BC.