To Climb a Mountain: Growing Up in the Canadian West: Adventure Amid Turmoil and History

To Climb a Mountain: Growing Up in the Canadian West: Adventure Amid Turmoil and History

by Jean Forbes-King

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ISBN-13: 9780995859913
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication date: 11/29/2016
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Like her husband, Bill, Jean Forbes-King grew up as a farm kid on the Canadian prairies. Her elementary schooling took place in a one-room schoolhouse, her high school lessons at home, aided by her mother, a teacher, from whom she discovered her love of writing and English literature. Together with her twin sister, Jean also excelled in music. While her sister went on to make music a career, Jean majored in economics at the University of Saskatchewan, eventually serving as Executive Assistant to the president of the U of S, where she applied her writing skills to crafting speeches and other documents.

Though Bill spoke little of his early years, anyone who heard his tales was fascinated by them. Eventually, Jean convinced him to record some of his stories on tape. As his health faded, he passed on more stories through conversation. Jean started this book as a family history, but as she shared Bill's story with others, she was encouraged to take it further. To Climb a Mountain is the result of her efforts to do just that....

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