WOLFVILLE, Nova Scotia (PRWEB) May 13, 2015
In a wildly nostalgic portrait of a beautiful Canadian town during the swinging decades of the 20th century, author Gwynneth Knowlton Wallace recounts the delightful tales of her childhood which she shares in her newly-released book, “Dear Railway Children” (published by Xlibris). The memoir is a collection of individual correspondence diligently sent by the author to her children and grandchildren throughout the years.
Wallace’s childhood was shaped by two interesting influences: the beautiful Canadian prairie from which her whole town enjoyed wheat fields in summer and winter sports in the cold weather; and her father who was the railway station master. As a young girl, she spent so much time in the railway station, harboring remarkable memories that she later recounted to her children and grandchildren through letters. After her death, the family members who were touched and delighted by her stories decided to collate these letters and compile it into a book, in the hopes of reaching a larger audience and inspiring more people.
“This book is for everyone to enjoy,” Wallace says. “There are stories about family, friendships and all the wonderful glories of a small town community; memories do make what was once mundane, extraordinary."
The vibrant triumph of a mindful soul, "Dear Railway Children" is a glorious token of the past and a shining reminder of the present.
“Dear Railway Children”
By Gwynneth Knowlton Wallace
Hardcover | 6x9in | 76 pages | ISBN 9781503542570
Softcover | 6x9in | 76 pages | ISBN 9781503542587
E-Book | 76 pages | ISBN 9781503542594
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Gwynneth Knowlton Wallace was born in Calgary in 1929. She grew up in Standard, Alta, attended Mount Royal College in Calgary and received a degree in nursing from UBC, Vancouver. Her graduation day was the day of her wedding rehearsal and on the following day, she married Robert Wallace, a theological student from Armstrong BC. Together, they served United churches in Abbey Saskatchewan, Lake Cowichan BC, Calgary, Montreal and Toronto and after retiring to Nova Scotia, a number• of congregations in the Annapolis Valley. They raised five wonderful children. Wallace became a vital presence in the lives of her children's partners, her much loved grandchildren and her adored great grandchildren. She also had an enduring impact on extended family, "almost family" and a worldwide circle of friends. She was an innovator and leader in Public Health throughout her career, at one point representing WHO as an intercontinental traveling planner in Heart Health. She was a• recognized leader in every community in which she resided always seeking out opportunities to cultivate an interest in the arts, most recently founding the popular Grow with Art program at NSCC Kingstec. Wallace was a great observer of life which she documented through photos and journaling. This observation of detail is reflected in a number of books she wrote or co-wrote. She lived with cancer for 30 years before finally quietly "slipping the surly bonds of earth" June 28th at home in the presence of family.
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