Borealis Press logo
Borealis Press Home | Index by Author | Index by Title | Search | View Cart

Colonial Era

Confederation Era

Modern Era



Young Adult


General Works



Criticism and Biography/Autobiography

Canadian Critical Editions

Journal of Canadian Poetry


Heritage Books of Canada

How Parliament Works

Canadian Parliamentary Handbook


Short Stories


Canadian Writers


Early Canadian Woman Writers

Canadian Native Subjects



Abuse of Power

Aussie Six

Canadian Critical Edition

Early Canadian Women Writers Series

Greenhouse Kids

Hockey Family

Journal of Canadian Poetry

Mighty Orion

New Canadian Drama

Other Side

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

Quickbeam Chronicles


Silly Sally

Tales of the Shining Mountains

The Stry-Ker Family Saga


Garden in the Wilderness

Written by
Edeana Malcolm

Cover of Garden in the Wilderness
Click image for larger view of cover.

218 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780888874368
$19.95 CA

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

About the Book This novel, based on the true story of the author's ancestors, describes in compelling detail life in a pioneer settlement in Nova Scotia in 1795. Susan Kirke, born in an English mansion, marries her father's gardener John Dean and ends up in the New World with her eight children in a log cabin.
The Deans arrive in Upper Musquodoboit at the onset of winter. Susan's early life of leisure left her ill-equipped to deal with the challenge of producing everything her family needs to survive, but her neighbours and children are captivated by her tales of her former life. John Dean, having worked all his life as a pleasure gardener for the idle rich in the Old World, turns his skills to cutting down trees and planting crops with the help of his sons. In the end, they discover how difficult it is to create a garden in this wilderness.

IBook available from Apple: Garden In the Wilderness - Edeana Malcolm

IBook available in Canada from: Garden In the Wilderness - Edeana Malcolm

back cover of Garden in the Wilderness
Click image for larger view of backcover.

The eBook version of Garden in the Wilderness is available now from
Kobo Store

About the Author Edeana Malcolm
Edeana Malcolm discovered the story of Susan Kirke and John Dean while researching the genealogy of her maternal grandfather Everett Dean and his family in Nova Scotia. The couple's scandalous love story and subsequent journey to Nova Scotia inspired her not only to write this historic novel, but also to pen a trilogy about their early years in England, Scotland, and Ireland. Edeana has previously published six short stories and is an active member of Victoria Writer's Society. SHe live in Victoria, British Columbia, with her husband David.

top home