Author Tags: Fiction

A first novel by 75-year-old Hazel Jameson of Nelson, Ten Dollars and a Dream (Polestar $12.95) is an autobiographical story about a young couple perservering on the Prairies during the Depression. Bears poke their noses through the windows, diapers are made from heirloom linen, eye shadow for the community dance is made with lard and soot from the woodstove, and Jameson's young homesteading couple crosses a raging spring river in a home-made cable car. Jameson, who lives in Nelson, worked on the book for several years with author Paulette Jiles, then worked extensively with Polestar editor Stephanie Judy. She'll be touring Ten Dollars and a Dream this fall in towns like Rocky Mountain House, Caroline, Sylvan and Red Deer, towns between Edmonton and Calgary in the area of her story.

[Winter / BCBW 1989] "Fiction"