Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Road Between: a memoir

The writing is beautiful, the memories of a young girl growing up on the windswept prairies of Alberta on an Indian reserve during the Great Depression, the dust-bowl, and WWII are poignant.

Florence Bell Ore, who now lives and writes from Pony, Montana, shares her memories, revealing many details of places and times in Canadian history. Florence had to sort out her own ideals and beliefs from the three very different cultures that formed her life—from the very proper English morals and customs of her maternal grandmother, to those of the Siksika tribe of the Blackfoot Indians who came to the residential school where her uncle was principal and her father the farm manager, to the elementary school in the town of Gleichen where she walked snowy roads to learn Canadian customs and accents. As she says, "A landscape of grass blowing under a dome of sky became the constant reality used by this Canadian child to forger her own identity."

To order the print book, contact janet@ravenpublishing.net. For the e-book see Amazon's Kindle Store or Smashwords.com.

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