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Railway Kid:
stories of a Prairie childhood in the Great Depression

Written by
Esther Paul

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224 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780888872159
$18.95 CA

This book is in stock and ships within 48 hours of receipt of order.

About the Book    This book was originally written for the author´s grandsons, to tell them about life in a very different time: the 1930s, an era far removed from today´s fast-paced technological world. She says, "The old way of life is long gone and I felt it would be a pity to be forgotten; not that it was better, but simply a road travelled to where we are now."
   Railway Kid is about a girl growing up, moving from childhood innocence and naiveté to finding her place in the world with its opportunities, perils, and challenges. It´s about daring to assert oneself in spite of a strict upbringing in a small railway town in Manitoba.

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About the Author Esther 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.

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