The Silence of the North

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Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2000 - Alberta, Northern - 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. (6 X 9, 240 pages, b&w photos)

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User Review  - Sallee - Goodreads

Reading this book was a rare privilege. The memoir of Olive Fredrickson is one that people who read it will never forget. It details her life as a child to an older woman in the Northern Canadian ... 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

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The House of Sadness
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North to the Peace
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Goodwins Halfway House
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