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The 'wilderness woman' will talk about her new book Ginty's Ghost, and her experiences when she purchased a derelict homestead in Ginty Creek, once owned by eccentric recluse Ginty Paul. Please pre-register, 604-527-4667. (starfishian)… (mais)
BC author Chris Czajkowski returns with more revelations of wilderness life in the far reaches of the Chilcotin in her new book, Ginty's Ghost.
After nearly three decades of dwelling far from neighbours and roads, with the nearest community accessible only via float plane or days of hiking, Czajkowski purchased a derelict homestead with rough road access at Ginty Creek, an hour's drive south of Anahim Lake. Ginty Creek was named for Ginty Paul, the eccentric recluse who had previously owned the property. Some locals remember Ginty affectionately, while others feared her volatile temper or refused to step into her house for fear of being served chicken poop tea. She had an open-door policy to all of her animals; the chickens would sleep with her, and the bedroom doubled as a maternity ward for dogs, cats, goats and sheep.
Intrigued by the stories, Czajkowski tracked down a pile of Gintys letters and documents. These, combined with many fond, bitter and bizarre anecdotes gleaned from interviews with area residents, are all woven into her account. As Czajkowski chronicles the many challenges of settling into her new home, it becomes clear that she and Ginty have more than just a piece of land in common. They also share a spirit of independence and resourcefulness, as well as an unwavering desire for a solitary life immersed in the spectacular landscapes of British Columbia.
FREE but space is limited; register online, by calling 604 299-8955, or in person at the library. (starfishian)… (mais)
THE WILDERNESS WOMAN COOKS Wednesday, December 1 7:00 pm Chris Czajkowski, who singlehandedly built her own log cabins in BC’s wilderness, will show slides and talk about her new book, A Wilderness Dweller's Cookbook: The Best Bread in the World and Other Recipes (starfishian)
A Wilderness Dweller's Cookbook Author and wilderness dweller, Chris Czajkowski, presents a portrait of her life in the mountains of the Chilcotin with her new book: A Wilderness Dweller's Cookbook: the best bread in the world and other recipes. This entertaining slideshow and commentary will let you experience the challenges of being self-sufficient when the nearest supermarket is hundreds of kilometres away. General seating. Tues., Nov. 30 7:00-8:30 p.m. Inlet Theatre (starfishian)… (mais)