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Wayside Gleams

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Title:Wayside Gleams
Salverson, Laura Goodman   
(4 of 6 for author by title)
When Blind Guides Lead
Hidden Fire
Published:   1925
Publisher:McClelland & Stewart
Tags:Canadiana, non-fiction, poetry

A short collection of poetry by Laura Goodman Salverson, Canadian author and GGLA award winner for The Dark Weaver. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:97 Info

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Laura Goodman Salverson (1890-1970) was a Canadian author of Icelandic heritage. Born in Winnipeg, she traveled about the country and the United States in her youth. She married George Salverson in 1913 who was a railwayman and she continued her itinerant life. She supplemented their income by writing short stories and later novels. Salverson used her own background as inspiration for three novels about the immigrant experience in Canada. The Viking Heart, perhaps her best work traces the immigration of Icelanders to the region of Gimli, Manitoba. In 1937 she published the Dark Weaver, another book about Nordic immigrants. For this effort she won the Governor General's Literary Award. In 1939 she wrote her autobiography, Confessions of an Immigrant's Daughter. She won a second Governor General's award for this book in the non-fiction category. (Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature)

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