What an amazing piece of Can Lit this is!! It is so uniquely Canadian - there is no other country that can produce literature so dependent on environment like ours. I love the main character of Mary Boulton. I love her tenacity. I love her strength. Adamson created an entire cast of characters to support Mary on her journey, and all of them are entirely believable and dimensional. It's just one of those stories I wish I had have written.