Well-known author Caroline Woodward has released a new book: Light Years: Memoir of a Modern Lighthouse Keeper (Harbour Publishing, $29.95). She will be on tour in the Kootenays, and will be doing events in the following locations:
Nakusp: Presentation and book signing at the Nakusp Library on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m.
Nelson: Presentaton and book signing at the Nelson Library on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m.
New Denver: Presentation and Book Signing at Bosun Hall in New Denver on Friday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m.
In 2007, Caroline Woodward was itching for a change. With an established career in book-selling and promotion, four books of her own and having raised a son with her husband, Jeff, she yearned for adventure and to re-ignite her passion for writing. Jeff was tired of piecing together low-paying part-time jobs and, with Caroline’s encouragement, applied for a position as a relief lightkeeper on a remote North Pacific island. They endured lonely months of living apart, but the way of life rejuvenated Jeff and inspired Caroline to contemplate serious shifts in order to accompany him. When a permanent position for a lighthouse keeper became available, Caroline quit her job and joined Jeff on the lights.
Light Years is an eloquent personal account that details Caroline’s endurance of extreme climatic, interpersonal and medical challenges, as well as the practical and psychological aspects of living a happy, healthy, useful and creative life in isolation.
Caroline Woodward is the author of Disturbing the Peace (Polestar, 1990), which was nominated for the Ethel Wilson BC Book Prize, Alaska Highway Two-Step (Polestar, 1993), Penny Loves Wade, Wade Loves Penny (Oolichan, 2010) and two children’s books that have also been nominated for many prizes. She lives on the Lennard Island Lightstation with her husband, Jeff George.
These free events are made possible with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts. For more information, go to www.harbourpublishing.com.