Chasing the Comet: A Scottish-Canadian Life - Koretchuk, Patricia
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"Dour Scot" is the wrong description for David Caldow, who leads readers on a romp from the early twentieth century to the present, from an insular Scottish village to modern-day, multicultural British Columbia, from boyhood to old age. Throughout the tour he shares decades of laughter, tears, fears, and growth. In 1910, the certain path of David's life in Scotland is disrupted by the visit of an awe-inspiring comet. This brilliant visitor inspires the boy to dream of circling the world, like the comet, even though his life's goal is to become a farm manager, like his father. As a young man…mehr

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"Dour Scot" is the wrong description for David Caldow, who leads readers on a romp from the early twentieth century to the present, from an insular Scottish village to modern-day, multicultural British Columbia, from boyhood to old age. Throughout the tour he shares decades of laughter, tears, fears, and growth. In 1910, the certain path of David's life in Scotland is disrupted by the visit of an awe-inspiring comet. This brilliant visitor inspires the boy to dream of circling the world, like the comet, even though his life's goal is to become a farm manager, like his father. As a young man seeking to fulfill his dreams, he travels to Canada and works his way from Quebec to British Columbia, guided by the lessons of his father and his memories of Scotland. During his travels he grows in his understanding of himself, of the nature of love, of the ways of the world and its peoples, and of the poetry of Robert Burns. As a worker for the Farmer's Institute and as farm manager for Colony Farm and Tranquille, two extensive BC government-owned farms, David contributes to raising the standards of Canadian agriculture. At seventy years old, he broadens the scope of his world even further, accepting a two-year Canadian federal-government position teaching farming in Tanzania. Chasing the Comet is a true story that reads like fiction. David's candour and his Scottish humour help him survive and thrive. In the book's epilogue, David ponders the meaning of all his years of living, addressing questions such as: What is love? What is success? And how does one achieve them? David Caldow lived an active life in Surrey, British Columbia until his death at the age of ninety-six.
  • Produktdetails
  • Life Writing Nr.12
  • Verlag: WILFRID LAURIER UNIV PR
  • Seitenzahl: 261
  • Erscheinungstermin: April 2002
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 229mm x 154mm x 16mm
  • Gewicht: 436g
  • ISBN-13: 9780889204072
  • ISBN-10: 0889204071
  • Artikelnr.: 42306687
Autorenporträt
Patricia Koretchuk's life has been infused with immigration. Toronto born, she moved with her British immigrant parents to British Columbia when she was eleven. Her husband is a Ukrainian Canadian. This background produced a curiosity about the motivation to immigrate and its benefits to Canadian society. The result has been a series of stories on immigration, culminating in this book.
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Table of Contents for
Chasing the Comet: A Scottish-Canadian Life by Patricia Koretchuk
Preface
Acknowledgments
Prologue
1. Scotland
2. Beginning the Trail
3. Quebec
4. A Detour through Hell
5. Claresholm
6. The Okanagan Valley-Surviving Together
7. Kamloops, BC
8. Colony Farm
9. Of Love and War
10. Fatherhood and a Different World
11. Hatzic
12. Return to Colony Farm-Herdsman
13. Tranquille
14. Colony Farm-The Final Years
15. Aldergrove
16. Tanzania
Epilogue
Notes