The Silence of the North

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Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited, 2000 - Fiction - 209 pages
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When she was nine years old, Olive Fredrickson witnessed her mother's death in the Arctic wilderness. At nineteen, she married a trapper who led her into a perilous life far removed from the comforts of civilization. Told from a harrowing first-person perspective, Fredrickson recounts the hair-raising experiences of her first years in the frozen wasteland that was her husband's hunting ground. When her attempt to run a farm single-handedly, after her husband's death, threatened to end in ruin, Fredrickson walked 40 miles alone to the nearest village, in a desperate attempt to obtain food for her starving family by bartering against future crops. It was a life-or-death journey filled with bears, wolves and unparalleled danger.

The Silence of the North is a story of extraordinary adventure, courage, and human determination in the face of impossible odds.

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User Review  - Trudy Jaskela - Goodreads

Read this book many years ago. Reread this past weekend as am taking a Writing Your Memoirs course. Looking at different types of "voice" in writing. A harrowing story of courageous woman's life in ... Read full review

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User Review  - John - Goodreads

A very nice book, Author lived a very exciting life and very unusual. But it sort of bored me. I would have liked her to go into more detail about the traveling when out of food and in the snow , etc. As I said the BOOK may have been a bore but I am certain the author never was a BORE. Read full review

Contents

The House of Sadness
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North to the Peace
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Goodwins Halfway House
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