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Caroline Woodward

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The author Caroline Woodward discusses her republished novel Alaska Highway Two-Step (Lost Moose, 2017), living and working in a lighthouse and more, with Joseph Planta.

Alaska Highway Two-Step by Caroline Woodward (Lost Moose, 2017).

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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

Caroline Woodward joins me now. Her 1993 novel, Alaska Highway Two-Step has recently been republished, and it’s timely as it’s the 75th anniversary of the Alaska Highway. The book was a bestseller, and was one of the Globe & Mail’s Top 100 Books. Mercy Brown is a journalist and a bit of a psychic. She provides her visions to the Canadian Bureau of Premonitions, and as her work takes her away from her cabin on Kootenay Lake. Her late Aunt Ginger’s diaries land in her lap, and she’s discovering aspects of her aunt’s life as well as dance history that she didn’t know before. I’ll get Caroline to tell us about what happens in this mystery that the Toronto Star described as “a well-written and intriguing tale.” Caroline Woodward is the author of a number of books including Penny Loves Wade, Wade Loves Penny, and Light Years: Memoir of a Modern Lighthouse Keeper, which was a finalist for the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award. The book has been republished by Lost Moose. The website for more is at www.woodwardonwords.blogspot.ca. She lives on the Lennard Island Lightstation with her husband Jeff George, but joins me from Vancouver earlier this week. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Caroline Woodward; Ms. Woodward, good morning.