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Canadiana short stories, Northern Alberta, Northern Alberta muskeg, Indigenous people of Alberta, Living off the grid, Peace country, Frontier towns

Tales from Alberta Muskeg Country
by Elaine Strom

Alive with the wild sparkling of snow-covered trees, visited by ephemeral moose, and crackling with the fire of northern spirit, Tales from Alberta Muskeg Country is an electrifying and truly Canadian debut.

Echoing with the wonder of the vast wilderness of northern Alberta, this collection of short stories uses human relationships with nature to powerfully evoke our most deeply held and tender feelings. A man starts his truck in the frigid dark of a northern morning, lonely for his estranged children but feeling connected to them through the stars. A young woman, newly transplanted to High Prairie, receives shocking news about her absent boyfriend while watching the morning news. A city-dwelling woman goes on an epic journey to find her long-lost brother, finding herself navigating the muskeg in more ways than she could have ever anticipated.

A must-read for lovers of Canadiana and all northern hearts, Tales from Alberta Muskeg Country tells stories that are at once recognizable and unique, comforting and disconcerting, joyous and full of grief. Above all, these are tales of survival in the harshest of emotional wilderness.

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Elaine Margret Strom was born and grew up on the prairies of southern Saskatchewan. After graduating from St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon, she worked for fifty years as a Registered Nurse. She holds a Baccalaureate Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Alberta and Athabasca University, as well as, a Graduate Arts Degree in Psychology from the Saybrook Institute in San Francisco.

Elaine has previously self-published a book of poetry, Under a Texas Moon: Subliminal Strains of Sighs from My Soul, and a memoir, Hurricane IKE: A Survivor’s Chronological and Contemplative Narration of the Great Storm of Galveston, 2008. Writing is a means of emotional release, self-expression, and creativity for Elaine.

After living and working for more than a decade on the Gulf Coast of Texas, Elaine retired back to Alberta. She is the mother of one adult son and adores her Pomeranian-Shih Tzu cross.


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