228 pages, Paperback ISBN: 9780888874498 $19.95 CA
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About the Book
This is the story of a twentieth-century woman's journey through adult life to late middle age.
Born in the Depression years in rural Manitoba into a strictly religious middle-class family, Mary by all outward appearances enjoyed a successful and comfortable life. However, on the brink of suicide at 58, she looks back over her life as she writes farewell letters to those close to her. In doing so, she is impelled to re-evaluate her relationshi[s and the decisions she made in her life.
A complex and compelling portrait is revealed of a deeply sensitive person and the culture in which she lived.
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About the AuthorEsther Paul Esther Paul (1932- ), born and raised in a small railroad town in Manitoba, now lives in Kanata, Ontario. She has been a Registered Nurse, wife, mother, grandmother, widow, artist, entrepreneur, and community activist. After receiving a Master's Degree in Pastoral Counselling, she worked as a psychotherapist and counsellor until retiring in 1998. Then she began to write fiction, poetry, and newspaper columns. "A Railway Kid," published by Borealis Press, is her memoir of her early years.