Summer reading - historical fiction The Town that Drowned
The summer is flying by - I've been camping, reading, beaching, writing, working -
Here is a jaunty little blue boat sitting a little too high to actually make it into Lake Diefenbaker just outside of Elbow, Saskatchewan and here we are on our way home - from Elbow to ... Eyebrow, yet to pass through Moose Jaw.
Lake Diefenbaker was created by damming the South Saskatchewan River - construction of the Gardiner Dam started in 1959 and the lake was filled in 1967. My reading while there, very appropriately - The Town that Drowned by Riel Nason, a novel (it just won the Commonwealth Book Prize Canada and Europe) about a town in New Brunswick that was 'drowned' by the creation of a dam in Canada's Centennial year also. It was a great read and I'm more curious than ever about both Lake Diefenbaker and New Brunswick's St. John River valley and Mactaquac Dam.