Lloyd Jeck of Clearwater is the author of In the Shadow of the Peaks and British Columbia Trails Heading North.
His review of Kamloops author Elma Schemenauer’s new book YesterCanada: Historical Tales of Mystery and Adventure appears in the front of the book. Jeck says:
“YesterCanada brings to the reader 30 traditional tales, all rooted in Canada’s lands and waters, from coast to coast to coast. Most have been marinated in ancient times and cultural differences; others sneak quietly into the twentieth century.
“The author displays her writing skills by portraying rugged and remote as well as more urban scenes in such vivid word pictures that the reader may experience a feeling of actually being a part of the image. Characterization brings to life the actors in the drama.
“This collection of Canadian historical drama not only enlightens but also entertains and deserves a must-read sticker. Five Star rating.”
Published by Borealis Press of Ottawa, YesterCanada presents 30 historical tales spanning this great land and the centuries from the 1200s to the 1900s.
Elma Schemenauer says, “I love Canada and its history. I grew up in Saskatchewan, taught in Nova Scotia, and worked in publishing in Toronto for many years. I now live with my husband on a sagebrush-dotted hillside overlooking beautiful Kamloops, British Columbia.”
Schemenauer is the author of 77 published books including the 1940s-era Saskatchewan Mennonite novel Consider the Sunflowers, also published by Borealis Press.
YesterCanada is a 248-page paperback including 30 illustrations and a bibliography, ISBN 978-0-88887-650-8, $19.95. Ask for it in a store or library. Or order online from Amazon, Chapters Indigo, or Borealis Press. E-book coming later.