From Birchtown and Harbourville, Kennetcook and Oxford, Lincolnville and Orangedale, these stories explore why the people of small communities across Nova Scotia value the quality of life they enjoy. The author ensures that it is the voices of the people who live in these communities that ring truest, allowing both neighbours and those visiting for the first time a better understanding of life in rural and small-town Nova Scotia.
“The plain-spoken, visionary journalist Scott Milsom reminds us here that the health of the spiritual infrastructure of civilization depends on the vitality of rural communities. Their souls are ours. In this era of urban imperialism and global shrinkage, Milsom’s book voices the works of real people living small-is-beautiful dreams.”
— George Elliot Clarke
“A guided tour of more that thirty Nova Scotia communities who tell their stories with an intimate knowledge and deep appreciation–in difficult times, well-told tales that reach your heart.”
— Muriel Duckworth
“Essential reading for anyone who wants to know what life is really like in small-town Canada–and wants to understand the magnetic pull of that life and lifestyle.”
— Stephen Kimber