I Married The Klondike by Laura Beatrice Berton

Cover of "I Married The Klondike"

Monday, January 2 through Friday, January 13, 2023. Read by Susan Sweeney.

In 1907, Laura Beatrice Berton, a 29-year-old kindergarten teacher, left her comfortable life in Toronto Ontario to teach in a Yukon mining town. When she first arrived in Dawson City, Berton expected to find a rough mining town full of grizzled miners, scarlet-clad Mounties and dance-hall girls. And while these and other memorable characters did abound, she quickly discovered why the town was nicknamed the “Paris of the North.” For 25 years, while Dawson City slowly decayed around her, the author remained true to her northern home. Humorous, poignant and filled with stories of both drudgery and decadence, I Married the Klondike is an unforgettable book by a brave and intelligent woman.

(Lost Moose Books; ISBN-10: 9781550173338; ISBN-13: 978-1550173338)

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