Author Rose Irwin Depicts the Struggles of a Small Town Faced with the Rise of Globalization

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Book reveals an interesting story of a family living in one of British Columbia’s most remote areas

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In an article released by The High Point Enterprise, Governor Beverly Perdue was featured as she addressed ways in order to meet the economic and developmental needs plaguing many small towns of North Carolina. In line with this, a touching story titled “Elsa’s Greatest Gift” takes readers to an up-close and personal glimpse into how globalization affects residents of small regions. Compelling and enriched with insights, it showcases the touching story of a family whose lives significantly change as globalization takes over. Amazed at the lifestyle of a group of settlers in British Columbia, author Rose Irwin weaves this eye-opening tale of courage, camaraderie and transition.

With this book, readers will see how industrialization and modernization in the 20th century had greatly affected a small group of people living in a very remote part of southern British Columbia. In this engaging page-turner, readers will experience various emotions of pain, confusion, anxiety and fear, as well as explore more deeply the episodes of love and friendship as seen through the interwoven lives of a distinct set of characters.

A very cut-off part of Canada is left with no other choice but to open up to the fast-paced changing world around it. Having gotten used to their own routines and ways of living, the residents of Kootenays find themselves in shock as the overwhelming realities of the developing civilizations are now introduced. As they explore this unfamiliar innovation, they soon realize how unprepared they are for these big transformations.

Readers will be fascinated by the diverse human reactions of the main characters faced with the new challenge of surviving and adapting. A highly inspiring story, “Elsa’s Greatest Gift” is a literary must-read that illustrates the power struggles and conflicts that arise from one of the most inevitable truths about life – change.

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About the Author
Rose Irwin was born in Toronto and moved to British Columbia in 1986. She has lived there ever since.

Elsa's Greatest Gift * by Rose Irwin
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Publication Date: August 15, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 149 pages; 978-1-4771-4735-1
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 149 pages; 978-1-4771-4736-8
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4771-4737-5

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