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    "A moving personal and journalistic account of wildfire season in British Columbia, including the communities of Sheridan Lake, Ashcroft, Cache Creek, 16 Mile House, 100 Mile House, Pressy Lake, Lac La Hache, Quesnel, Williams Lake, Hanceville-Riske Creek and Clinton.

    The summer of 2017 burnt itself—literally as well as figuratively—into British Columbia's collective memory.  Journalist Claudia Cornwall records the worst fire season in provincial history, from the vast indifference of climate change imposing its will upon the landscape to the intensely personal tales of fleeing homesteaders saving their livestock.  British Columbia in Flames is simply a terrific book, as literary journalism and as a chronicle of fiery apocalypse, both present and yet to come.  Buy it.  You won't regret it.
    Stephen Hume Journalist and Author

    The people portrayed in this book were plunged into a dramatic situation with very little guidance and often minimal communication.  Neighbours, even those who had not previously met, pulled together, organized themselves, protected homes and livestock, and survived.  [British Columbia in Flames] is simply a testament to the kind of resilience and personal resourcefulness that people can arise to in the face of disaster and chaos.
    Chris Czajkowski Author of Captured by Fire"

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