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Book Title: The Bears|
The author of the book: Katie Welch
ISBN 13: 9781479307876
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Date of issue: December 20th 2012
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When a terrible oil spill occurs in British Columbia due to a ruptured pipeline, the ensuing environmental disaster provides an immediate crisis for activist Gilbert Crow, arctic researcher Anne McCraig, and a young idealist named Jonathan Fuhrenmann. When they converge on the embattled community at the heart of the crisis, their passionate attempts to save the bears that they love will forge their beliefs in lasting and profound ways. A race against time, this passionate and spiritual journey leads them on a path that forever cements in their hearts a new morality for an anthropocentric planet.
The Bears takes readers on a spiritual and environmental journey through the parallel stories of the human protagonists and their bear counterparts. With each person having a totemic relationship with a specific bear and its plight, this dramatic new novel creates a unique mythological structure that asserts each animal has their own spiritual beliefs. The bears’ mythological stories, beliefs, and backgrounds are mixed in with the human plot and are integral to its growth and development. Taking a unique and spiritual route to addressing the morality and concerns in humanity’s multiple threats to nature The Bears is a dramatic and fulfilling story that keeps readers mentally and spiritually engaged until the very end.
Written with a profound respect for nature and the spirituality that it possesses, The Bears offers a rare touch to readers’ souls as well as their hearts. Taking on tough environmental issues that face the world today and relating them to the noble and spiritual journeys of nature’s inhabitants, the novel creates a stunning adventure that will appeal to all readers who care about environmental issues and even those who have a passing interest in the natural world. Broaching themes of environmental morality, innovative spirituality, and forgiveness, this wonderful novel by Katie Welch possesses a message that is deeper and more fulfilling than most.
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Read information about the authorKatie Welch is an author, music teacher, and performer who was born in upstate New York in 1968, but she moved to Ottawa as an infant, eventually becoming a Canadian citizen. Welch has a degree in English literature from the University of Toronto, and she spent the summer months of her studies working as a tree planter. She was fortunate enough to study the mythological framework of western culture with Professor Northrop Frye at the University of Toronto, which proved to be an experience that further galvanized her writing. After graduation, Welch moved to British Columbia to begin professionally planting trees and worked throughout the remote corners of Canada’s Western provinces, often times encountering bears in her travels. An avid traveler, she has extensively explored Canada as well as the world. Welch has two daughters who share her love for the natural world. She currently lives in Kamloops, British Columbia with her partner, Will Stinson.
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