Cannings’ guide to birding hotspots

Naturalist and geographer Briony Penn reviews Best Places to Bird in British Columbia which highlights 275 B.C. bird species, viewable from thirty locations–more than half of B.C.’s species. FULL STORY

Dan Paxton Dunaway

October 21st, 2016

Having been a rancher, a sailor and the publisher of a community newspaper, Dan Paxton Dunaway turned to writing novels when he published The Seahorse Keeper (Self-published 2009). His follow-up is the Young Adult novel Heart Like a Wing (Ronsdale $11.95). The central protagonist is a prairie girl with a disfigured face. Briony lives at an orphanage until at the age of nine a childless older couple, Dagget and Moll, adopt her. They take her to their home in a small town in northern Saskatchewan where she is bullied by local school kids. To escape, Briony begins flying with Dagget, a bush pilot. On one of their trips to a northern reserve, Briony meets an older Cree woman and learns she herself has a Cree background. Gaining confidence, Briony soon becomes Dagget’s co-pilot and eventually earns her pilot’s licence. Then she learns a disturbing truth about the scar on her face, which makes her question everything she believes.  978-1-55380-476-5

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