View near Musquodoboit, Nova Scoita 1856 by James Fox Bland
A Garden in the Wilderness is the story of the Deans’ first year in Nova Scotia, beginning the day their New York-bound ship is boarded by the British and taken to Halifax Harbour. They learn to deal with the difficulties of pioneer life in remote Upper Musquodoboit including meeting the natives, clearing the land, finding enough to eat and even providing clothes from scratch for a family of ten. Death visits the family and each of them learns to deal with it in their own way.
A Garden in the Wilderness is published by Borealis Press, and can be purchased at http://www.borealispress.com Shipping is free in Canada.
In Victoria, BC it can be purchased at Ivy’s Books, Cadboro Bay Books, The Well and First-Metropolitan United Church. In Sidney, BC it is available at Tanner’s Books. It can also be borrowed from the Greater Victoria Public Library.