• Up the Coast: One Family's Wild Life in the Forests of British Columbia

Up the Coast: One Family's Wild Life in the Forests of British Columbia

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978-1-77439-051-1 | 2022 May | 224 Pages

ABOUT THIS BOOK

* Featured in 49th Shelf's Spring 2022 Nonfiction Preview

Kathryn Willcock and her sisters grew up in logging camps on the coast of B.C. in the 1960s when children were set loose to play in the wilderness, women kept rifles next to the wood stove, and loggers risked their lives every single day. The author’s tales of grizzly bears, American tourists, and a couple of terrified gangsters, along with the wisdom of Indigenous elders, pour off the page like warm syrup on a stack of cookhouse hotcakes.

“Like the eight wandering arms of Jules Verne—the octopus who lives under the float—Kathryn Willcock’s stories in Up The Coast delve in every direction. Told with humour, honesty, and charm, the author depicts Orford Bay’s memorable cast of characters as well as experiences both bizarre and everyday.”
~ Meaghan Marie Hackinen, author of South Away

“A cheerful and sassy recreation of vibrant up-coast scenes from the author’s childhood in her parents' logging camp at Orford Bay, within the grandeur of Bute Inlet.“

~ Judith Williams, author of Clam Gardens