Forest for the Trees
Emily Ursina Bell
This sensual Canadian novella describes the gritty working conditions in a remote tree planting camp in British Columbia.
Reticent Samantha finds herself caught in the middle of a debate over how to cope with the bears harassing the camp and especially the cook.
As Samantha becomes increasingly awed by her supernatural surroundings she unveils a solution to the age old problem of man against nature.
As a former tree planter in northern BC (and the author of the Tree Planter's Survival Guide), I really enjoyed this book! It's a compact, literary novel about breaking free, coming of age, and rediscovering one's sense of self. - Kevin Miller (FriesenPress Editor)
Emily Ursina Bell was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Like many young adults from Canada’s prairie provinces, she ventured west to work as a tree planter in British Columbia. Thus began Emily’s zest for travel. She has visited most of Europe, Africa, South America, and has worked as an RN in Brisbane, Australia; Santa Cruz, California; and British Columbia, Canada. While feeling homesick in Brisbane, Emily became aware of the exotic attributes of her motherland. This novella was written in light of that realisation.
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