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    An Impossible Fidelity: My Quaker Childhood

    Description “In this lyrical and honest memoir of growing up Quaker in the 1950s and turbulent ’60s in northwest U.S.A., Ellen Burt provides a rare glimpse into a childhood and adolescence centred in the Quaker community, with her imperfect and very human family” Helen Blum, librarian  

  • Creative Lifewriting

    Creative Lifewriting: A Guidebook for Exploring Personal Memories and Family Stories

    Get started—in your own unique way—to document your memories, family histories, tales of workplace, home, friendships, spiritual life and many other topics. Steps are outlined for facilitators of groups or for individuals and 80 themes for exploration are included. Published by Kaslo Lifewriters.

  • Landed: Ocean, Lakes, and Laundry

    Landed: Oceans, Lakes, and Laundry

    Description A memoir with family adventure, chaos, humour, and tears. Landed – Oceans, Lakes and Laundry tells a story of how one father went from struggling to read to getting his degree at the University of Victoria.. Sacrifices the family makes: homelessness, broken vehicles, budgets, and a Viking funeral. About the Author, Paullette Francoeur I…

  • Blue Valley: An Ecological Memoir

    Description Novelist and young-adult writer Luanne Armstrong illuminates our understanding of what it means to belong to a place. Armstrong’s memoir about a lifetime relationship with a farm on the east shore of Kootenay Lake in British Columbia is grounded in her belief that ecological restoration is dependent upon writing language back into land. “With…

  • When the Path is not a Straight Line

    Description Ellen Burt’s writing is magic. It slides and dances into and around a woman’s life lived with an intense engagement with the non-human world. Here is language that is lyrical, powerful and engaging. This book reflects the wisdom of someone who has looked with a clear and intense gaze at life and has written…

  • What Forever Feels Like: A Memoir of Johnsons Landing

    Description Ellen Burt navigates issues of family, land, love and loss with clarity and skill. Her beautiful poetic language tells the story of a family and a community within a very particular time and place. Although her book is nostalgic and often sad, it resonates with the energy that Ellen brought to her rural life,…