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What you take with you : wildfire, family and the road home

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  • Edition: First electronic edition, 2019

    "Four years after Therese Greenwood and her husband moved to Fort McMurray, Alberta, their new community was devastated by one of the worst wildfires in Canadian history. As the flames approached, they had only minutes to pack, narrowly escaping a fire that would rage for weeks, burn more than 85,000 hectares and force 80,000 people to flee. This skilfully told first-person account is more than a disaster narrative: Greenwood's experience and skill as a journalist and a mystery writer engages and maintains suspense. Her portrayal of how people behave in an emergency and how a community comes together is uplifting. Her stories of what she saved from the fire will resonate with anyone who has lived through a crisis, and help make sense of a life-changing event that garnered interest throughout the world."--

    • Prologue
    • 1. Before
    • 2. The go bag
    • 3. The rolling pin
    • 4. The plaster saint
    • 5. The sleigh bells
    • 6. The beating heart
    • 7. The Bible and the bee book
    • 8. The cat photo
    • 9. The Breda needlepoint
    • 10. The flattop and the dobro
    • 11. The wedding mirror
    • 12. The quilt
    • 13. The award
    • 14. After.
    Original Publisher: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, The University of Alberta Press
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 1772124699, 1772124702, 1772124710, 9781772124699, 9781772124705, 9781772124712
    Collection(s)/Series: Read Alberta Ebooks