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    Alaska Highway Two-Step

Alaska Highway Two-Step
ISBN 978-1-55017-801-2 • Harbour Publishing
Gorgeous new edition of this book - $19.95
E-book available at your favourite online retailer.

Stay tuned for news about presentations and workshops Caroline will be involved with during 2017 for the 75th anniversary celebrations of the building of the Alaska Highway! Ask for the gorgeous new edition of this book, at $19.95, from your favourite bookstore or online source. To be republished in March by Lost Moose, the Yukon editorial imprint at Harbour Publishing!

Nominated for the Arthur Ellis Best First Mystery Novel in 1994
and a Globe & Mail Editor’s Top 100 Books Pick!

The story follows Mercy Brown, a reluctant psychic and freelance journalist who embarks on a writing assignment-turned-adventure up the Alaska Highway upon discovering her late aunt’s mysterious diaries filled with Canadian dance history and a painful past. Harbour is proud to bring this book back into print!

" of those rare books – a satisfying mystery that has no criminal content whatsoever... even the most hidebound mystery reader is likely to be delighted by this well-written and intriguing tale."
The Toronto Star

"…a worthy successor to her short fiction collection… Woodward interweaves several intriguing narrative threads into this intense first-person tale of (Mercy’s) actual and mental journeys to discover family, past and present, that will give her life wholeness… enhancing this narrative is the delightfully witty voice of Mercy Brown."
Canadian Literature

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Light Years

Light Years: Memoir of a Modern Lighthouse Keeper
ISBN 978-1-55017-727-5 • Harbour Publishing • 2015
$29.95 Available In Fine Canadian Bookstores
E-book available at your favourite online retailer.

BC Bestseller and finalist for the Bill Duthie Bookseller's Prize 2016!
Told with eloquent introspection and an eye for detail, Light Years is the personal account of a lighthouse keeper in twenty-first-century British Columbia—an account that details Caroline’s endurance of extreme climatic, interpersonal and medical challenges, as well as the practical and psychological aspects of living a happy, healthy, useful and creative life in isolation. Photographs by Jeff George.

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The Village of Many Hats

The Village of Many Hats
ISBN 978-0-88982-284-9 • Oolichan Books • 2012
$9.95 (Also available as an e-book)

It takes a village to raise a child and to care for families in crisis. In The Village of Many Hats Caroline Woodward also shows it takes a child and a wise hat-maker, to save a village. Young Gina struggles with her sister’s illness and a tragedy within her village that ultimately brings her community together.

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BC Bestseller!
Penny Loves Wade, Wade Loves Penny

Penny Loves Wade, Wade Loves Penny
ISBN 978-088982-267-2 • Oolichan Books • 2010
$18.95 Trade Paperback (Also available as an e-book)

In this long-awaited novel, Caroline Woodward returns to her Peace River roots. Penny Loves Wade, Wade Loves Penny is a contemporary story about middle-aged love enduring despite prolonged separations. The story winds around Penny Toland, resolute ranch wife and part-time teacher, and her husband, Wade, reluctant rancher and good man, adrift behind the wheel of his long-haul truck.

Wade loops south on an odyssey from the Peace River region to the West Coast and across the province through the Okanagan and Kootenays. At home, Penny endures covetous neighbours, not-so-friendly bank managers, and suave strangers, while Wade encounters lotus-landers, biker gangs, and a ravishing all-woman country punk band called The Sireens. As the first winter blizzard blankets the north country, Wade makes a desperate push home to prove his love for Penny. (Reading guide, a two page excerpt and more about the book)

Cover art by Marilyn Harris

Singing Away the Dark

Singing Away the Dark
ISBN 978-1-897476-41-3 • Simply Read Books • 2010

On a dark winter’s morning a little girl has to trudge a mile to catch the school bus. Will she be able to sing her way through the shadows? Lilting rhyming text and stunning paintings by Julie Morstad recall an era when singing away the dark was part of a six-year-old’s rural school-going routine. (Classroom activity guides and more about the book)

Finalist for the 2011 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Prize.
A 2010-2011 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award Finalist.
Nominated for the 2011 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award (Picture Book category).
Nominated for the 2011-2012 Chocolate Lily Award (Picture Book category).
Canadian Children's Book Centre red-starred Our Choice Award!

"Beautiful on both a visual and a literary level, Morstad and Woodward are a match made in heaven. If you’re looking for going-to-school books outside of the usual fare that also happen to be easy on the eyes, this is one of the finer offerings out there. A real treat and a great little title. Well worth discovering."
School Library Journal Review

Singing Away the Dark by Caroline Woodward Illustrated by Julie Morstad
Ages: 4 to 8

Chanter Dans le Noir

Chanter Dans le Noir
ISBN 978-2-89695-196-3 • Les Éditions De La Courte Échelle • 2010

Par un froid matin d’hiver, une petite fille doit traverser une forêt effrayante pour aller attendre l’autobus scolaire. Tout le long du chemin, elle chante pour se donner du courage.

Chanter dans le noir est un album envoûtant et lumineux qui traite avec justesse et délicatesse des peurs enfantines.

Singing Away the Dark by Caroline Woodward, Translated by Fanny Britt, Illustrated by Julie Morstad