Today was a special day. I'm in the charming town of Fernie to do some research and we went on a "Walking Tour" of the town. We learned about the native curse that lead to two fires and one flood, learned about the Home Bank of Canada bankruptcy that lead to current Bank of Canada regulations. One of the changes was that those with loans had to actually pay them back!
Janet Peery. A writer I discovered while on a sojourn to the U.S. I think I found one of her books in a second hand store. I quickly became the owner of three books to her name: Alligator Dance (short stories) What the Thunder Said (novella and short stories) and The River Beyond the World (novel).
Janet Peery has been called a writer's writer. I can see why. Her stories and novels are exhibits of true craftsmanship and delicate journeys into the lives of everyday people. When my wife read her work she said she read it slowly. Not because it is ponderous but because it is splendid. Janet teaches at Old Dominion University.