Toads and Nettles: Memories of the North West Coast

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Xlibris Corporation, May 14, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 165 pages

When a young teacher accepts a one-room posting to the isolated northwest coast in the early 1980's, she has little idea of the adventures and challenges facing not only her, but her students, husband, and young daughter.

Join the author in getting to know Blubber Bay, an isolated community of loggers, fishermen, and reclusive back-to-the-landers. This is a world where winter storms cut off mail service, travel, and even telephone access to the outside world. Heat, electricity, and running water become luxuries that can never be taken for granted, while bears and cougars are constant neighbors.

Full of humor, compassion, and insight, Toads and Nettles tells the story of a way of life that few people will ever experience at first hand.

 

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Contents

Chapter One
9
Chapter Two
20
Chapter Three
31
Chapter Four
40
Chapter Five
47
Chapter Six
53
Chapter Seven
61
Chapter Eight
68
Chapter Twelve
95
Chapter Thirteen
101
Chapter Fourteen
108
Chapter Fifteen
114
Chapter Sixteen
122
Chapter Seventeen
128
Chapter Eighteen
138
Chapter Nineteen
146

Chapter Nine
75
Chapter Ten
80
Chapter Eleven
88
Chapter Twenty
156
Appendix
165
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About the author (2004)

A resident of Quebec, Susan Bowers grew up on the west coast of British Columbia and taught in northern schools there for many years. She wrote her first novel at age twelve. As an elementary school teacher, Susan's chosen vocation provides opportunities for exercising her interests in art, music, literature, writing, science, and the environment.

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