Reading: Gumboot Girls

Book cover: Gumboot Girls
Date & Time:
02/02/2017 - 6:30pm


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Phone: 250-334-3369 ext. 4
E-mail: courtenay@virl.bc.ca

The Gumboot Girls are in town, and reading at the library!

Forty years ago, droves of young women migrated away from urban settings and settled in rural areas across North America. Many settled on the north coast of British Columbia, on Haida Gwaii or around Prince Rupert.

Gumboot Girls: Adventure, Love & Survival on the North Coast of British Columbia tells the stories of thirty-four women, through their own eyes, as they moved from their comfortable city-dwelling surroundings to the rugged north coast.

Part back-to-the-land, part adventure, heartbreak and love, this collection, edited by Lou Allison and compiled by Jane Wilde, tells the story of a generation of young women who flocked to the north coast of BC in the 1970s.

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