Elizabeth is the bestselling author of four books of literary non-fiction published by award-winning NeWest Press. Each of her books examines aspects of western Canadian culture and history. Other publishing credits include literary essays, a short story adapted to film, numerous magazine articles, and an anthology contribution.

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  The severe shortage of teachers brought on by World War II meant that teenagers, some with little or no training, were placed in charge of country schools.

The severe shortage of teachers brought on by World War II meant that teenagers, some with little or no training, were placed in charge of country schools.

  A compilation of individual stories based on the author’s interviews and correspondence with Depression-era teachers. Comic at times, tragic at others, together these stories tell of a past that is quickly receding from view.

A compilation of individual stories based on the author’s interviews and correspondence with Depression-era teachers. Comic at times, tragic at others, together these stories tell of a past that is quickly receding from view.

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  Elizabeth McLachlan investigates how small communities have capitalized on green initiatives, the growing influence of local artists, and even an uncanny connection to one of    Star Trek   ’s most famous icons.

Elizabeth McLachlan investigates how small communities have capitalized on green initiatives, the growing influence of local artists, and even an uncanny connection to one of Star Trek’s most famous icons.

  A treasure trove of stories that reach beyond the buildings of timber and nails and put a human face on the towering structures that once represented prosperity and stability on the prairie landscape.

A treasure trove of stories that reach beyond the buildings of timber and nails and put a human face on the towering structures that once represented prosperity and stability on the prairie landscape.