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The character sketches of individuals which organize the chapters are certainly memorable; the book feels like a portrait of people more so than of place. The descriptions of the landscape captured the essence of the Cariboo setting, but the personalities of the people captured my empathy. I only wish that the last chapter had somehow pulled the different narratives together. Still, it's difficult to fault a memoir; anyone who writes one must feel compelled to tell his or her story in a unique ...more