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Ghosts in a Photograph

In Ghosts in a Photograph, award-winning nonfiction writer Myrna Kostash delves into the lives of her grandparents, all of whom moved from Galicia, now present-day Ukraine, to Alberta at the turn … 304 View
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Tracking the Caribou Queen

Memoir of a Settler Girlhood

In this challenging memoir about her formative years in Yellowknife in the ’60s and ’70s, author Margaret Macpherson lays bare her own white privilege, her multitude of unexamined … 296 View
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Up the Coast

One Family's Wild Life in the Forests of British Columbia

Kathryn Willcock and her sisters grew up in logging camps on the coast of B.C. in the 1960s when children were set loose to play in the wilderness, women kept rifles next to the wood stove, and … 224 View
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Foreword

From: Ghosts in a Photograph

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The forward reflects on the author’s connection to the past and connection to their family through old photographs, discussing emigration, immigration, the old country of Galicia, … 7 $0.70 Add
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Preface

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An introduction to the methodology, maps, and the explanation of "up the coast." 3 $0.30 Add
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Flying In

From: Up the Coast

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Chapter One focuses on getting up to Oxford Bay, the bush plane the “Beaver”, logging life, passengers on the plane, and the small community up the coast in the 1960’s. 6 $0.60 Add
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Maps

From: Ghosts in a Photograph

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Maps of Galicia, in context to the historical periods discussed throughout the book. 2 $0.20 Add
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Vision

From: Tracking the Caribou Queen

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The chapter reflects on Margie’s recounting of the 1964 Caribou Carnival and the Caribou Queen, learning what stretching formula meant, her relationships with her mother, a baby in a parka, … 7 $0.70 Add
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A Normal Childhood

From: Up the Coast

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Chapter Two focuses on the author’s father John Brandon Willcock, leaving North Bay, Ontario for work, hardship during the Great Depression, his father’s (the author’s … 10 $1.00 Add
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Gold Range

From: Tracking the Caribou Queen

This chapter discusses the Margie’s family’s big move to the North, the history around the development of Yellow Knife as the capital of the Northwest Territories, their time living … 8 $0.80 Add
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Notes on Dates and Place Names

From: Ghosts in a Photograph

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Notes on the dates and place names relevant to the text. 4 $0.40 Add
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Abbreviations

From: Ghosts in a Photograph

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Abbreviation relevant to the text. 1 $0.10 Add
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Fired or Dead

From: Up the Coast

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Chapter Three focuses on Willcock’s time working in Swanberg’s cook house, Greasy Erickson, getting “Up the hill”, becoming a “Whistle punk”, the risks of … 14 $1.40 Add
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School

From: Tracking the Caribou Queen

The chapter describes their father’s career in the northern school system, the paternalism of the school system, her fathers role in running the residential school, and the original … 8 $0.80 Add
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Antler

From: Tracking the Caribou Queen

This chapter focuses on the simple gift of an antler to Marie from her sister Jennifer, exploring topics including sibling relationships, the original caribou queen, the tragic death of Sophie … 12 $1.20 Add
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Fedor/Fred Kostash(chuk) 1871 – 1938

From: Ghosts in a Photograph

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Chapter One focuses on Fedor/Fred Kostash(chuk), the author’s paternal grandfather or “Dido.” Topics discussed include Peter Svarich, “Uncle Peter”  and his memoirs, Ukrainian … 43 $4.30 Add