Writing in the Rain

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Harbour Pub., Jan 1, 1990 - Poetry - 256 pages
Raincoast Chronicles, Spilsbury's Coast, The Accidental Airline, A Hard Man to Beat, The Men There Were Then. . . and now another one to top off the list. Writing in the Rain features the same fascination with British Columbia and the same ability to bring its stories to life that have brought Howard White numerous awards and accolades, including the Canadian Media Club Award for best feature and the Canadian Historical Association Award for Regional History.

Here, among others, are stories about the magic of the tides; about Minstrel Island, one-time logging hub turned ghost village; the perils of roaring down the Sunshine Coast Highway in a decrepit Volvo, and of navigating the same highway in a dumptruck full of fish guts, all told with Howard White's wit, intelligence and insight.

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Contents

Foreword Barry Broadfoot
6
poem
28
The Day Joey Came
52
Copyright

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About the author (1990)

Canadian author Howard White grew up on Nelson Island, British Columbia in the 1950's. White started his career as a newspaper reporter and later wrote for magazines and science and political books. He has written in such books as The Sunshine Coast and Spilsbury Coast: Pioneer Years in the Wet West. White received the 1991 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humor for his book Writing in the Rain and the 1995 British Columbia Book Prize and the Haig Brown Regional Prize for Raincoat Chronicles.

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