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Posted on June 14 by Barbara Fradkin
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Our great northern book adventure is almost over. We arrived in Dawson City late Tuesday night after a very interesting stop en route to talk to a mixed group of school children and adults in the small rural community of Pelly Crossing. It was the first time we had spoken to children, and we enjoyed the added challenge.

Yesterday we had a day off to play tourist and drove a couple of hours west along the Top of the World highway towards Alaska. Spectacular views for a picnic lunch! In the evening we took in the dancehall show at Diamond Tooth Gertie’s, a reminder of the old Klondike days.

This morning we have an interview with the local community radio station and then tonight our final event in Dawson City at the Dawson City Museum. According to the locals, spring break-up was very late this year, and sporadic floods have blocked roads and overrun properties in the area, but the long days, glorious sunshine, and warmth are finally bringing both tourists and locals out onto the streets again.

Then tomorrow morning we make the six-hour drive back to Whitehorse in time for our final event of the tour, a reading at Coles at 6:30 as part of their Parking Lot Reading series. Coles puts on these readings in their back parking lot under a canopy – a novel idea! Let’s hope the sun is shining!

Barbara Fradkin

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

Barbara Fradkin

Barbara Fradkin is a retired psychologist who is fascinated with why people turn bad. She has written numerous short stories and novellas as well as the critically acclaimed Inspector Green novels. Two of these, Fifth Son and Honour Among Men, have won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel. She lives in Ottawa.