VOICES FROM THE VALLEYS Ã¢ÂÂ STORIES & POEMS ABOUT LIFE IN BCÃ¢ÂÂS INTERIOR, an anthology for charity, features entertaining short stories, fascinating memoirs, and thought-provoking poetry by 50 talented BC writers, depicting life in every region of the interior of British Columbia, Canada, from the Ã¢ÂÂ50s to today.
Peruse the pages and youÃ¢ÂÂll find stories about challenging experiences in remote areas, experiences with BCÃ¢ÂÂs deer, bears, moose, and other wildlife; harrowing experiences with forest fires, humorous people-watching stories, touching memoirs, tales of tragic incidents, stories about relationships, and funny-only-in-hindsight true stories.
YouÃ¢ÂÂll find beautiful, thought-provoking poetry about early ranching life, rock climbing, a beloved motorcycle, the loss of orchards, prospecting, experiences with forest fires, encounters with wildlife, and special moments from various regions in BC.
Colour photos of various regions of BC enhance the print version of this high-quality memoir.
All proceeds from book sales, after production expenses, go to MÃÂ©decins Sans FrontiÃÂ¨res / Doctors Without Borders Canada (MSF).
About the Author
Contributors, in alphabetical order by last name:
John Arendt, Howard Baker, Michelle Barker, Della Barrett, Clayton Campbell, Fern G.Z. Carr, Virginia Carraway Stark, Danell Clay, Linda Crosfield, Debra Crow, Shirley Bigelow DeKelver, Keith Dixon, Elaine Durst, Bernie Fandrich, Beverly Fox, R.M. Greenaway, Sterling Haynes, Dianne Hildebrand, Norma J. Hill, Eileen Hopkins, Yasmin John-Thorpe, Chris Kempling, Denise King, Linda Kirbyson, Virginia Laveau, Loreena M. Lee, Denise Little, Alan Longworth, Ken Ludwig, Jeanine Manji, Katie Marti, Kate McDonough, Herb Moore, Janice Notland, Sylvia Olson, James Osborne, Vic Parsons, L.M. Patrick, William S. Peckham, Anita Perry, Seth Raymond, Jodie Renner, Seanah Roper, Ron B. Saunders, Paul Seesequasis, Wendy Squire, Kristina Stanley, Tony Stark, Cheryl Kaye Tardif, Mahada Thomas, Ross Urquhart
Cover photograph andÃÂ interior photos by Murphy Shewchuk. Additional photos by Mike Biden and others. Drawings by various contributors.
Compiled and Edited by Jodie Renner.