Waking Up in my Own Backyard

Sandra Phinney

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ISBN: 9781988286143

Waking Up in my Own Backyard

  Author:   Sandra Phinney    
  Publisher:  Pottersfield Press

Join Sandra Phinney as she embarks on 31-day summer odyssey that takes place within a 100 kilometre radius from her home in rural Nova Scotia. This memoir is a journey of self-discovery wherein the author experiences the adventure of a lifetime in her own backyard. Two powerful themes flow throughout the narrative: the importance of friendships and the richness of rural living.

It’s all about getting up close and personal with people and places in her own “backyard”–Southwest Nova Scotia. Included are stories inspired by her years of living and writing about people and communities in this region in and around Yarmouth. The characters are rich and varied. Collectively, they provide a unique collage of all the people and communities contained in this engaging volume.

Despite her considerable knowledge about Maritime attractions, people, and places, Phinney needed “The July Project” to discover the “heavenly invisibles” that are ever-present but tantalizingly illusive in this jewel-like part of the province. Readers are invited to come along on Phinney’s romp and learn about Southwest Nova Scotia with its rich history, fascinating culture, and deep-rooted traditions.

You won’t find what’s included in Waking Up In My Own Backyard in a typical visitor’s guide, but it will undoubtedly become an indispensable guide for locals and travellers alike. Phinney is an extraordinary tour guide. You will want to follow in her footsteps.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781988286143
Item PC0269
PublisherPottersfield Press
Published onFebruary 21 2018
Language eng
Pages 196
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 6(in)
Shipping weight34(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Sandra Phinney is a freelance travel writer and photographer. Her work has appeared in numerous print and online magazines. She also conducts writing workshops on various topics.