Loggers' Daughters reviewed in PRISM

By Kim McCullough

In the opening pages of Loggers’ Daughters (Oolichan Books, 2013), Adare Wilkins faces a seismic shift in the world she’s known for so long. With the impending death of her mother, she must confront the possible loss of the interior B.C. farm she and her husband Dave have worked for years. Adare and Dave never concerned themselves with securing the land title before it was too late. Adare has three siblings, and as often is the case, there is no will. The inheritance isn’t cut and dried.

Loggers’ Daughters moves easily back between a 1980’s present, and earlier times that entwine the heady highs and desperate lows of British Columbia’s logging past with remembrances of Adare’s past that include the brutal history of living with her alcoholic father, and the calmer times of raising her children, Brianne and Tim.

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