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Mountain Ash: An Early Days Memoir

Mountain Ash: An Early Days Memoir

by Jim French


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In this memoir, Jim French describes his life up to and including the age of 18. Written from memory, his narrative is his account of the classic hero's journey. Jim dwells in his garden of Eden and is expelled into the wilderness. He enjoys highs and endures lows as he tries to reshape this wilderness into a broad, sunlit upland. He meets violence and death, and beauty. He is rescued by giants, men and women who protect him while teaching him new tactics in the battle of life. In a series of small, connected stories, Jim draws an interesting and varied map of his coming of age.

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ISBN-13: 9780228834212
Publisher: Tellwell Talent
Publication date: 08/26/2020
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Jim French was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, in 1939, and spent his high school years in Sudbury and Elliot Lake. He has an honours degree in English and Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario in London, and a master's degree in English from the University of Sussex in the U.K. Jim is married to his second wife, Beth Whitney, and has two children and two step-children. After 45 years in Education, teaching English, Communication, and Writing in high school and college, Jim celebrates retired life with Beth in London. Jim can be reached at This is his second book.

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