Creekstone Press

Northern BC's publisher


Review of Front Lines: Portraits of Caregivers in Northern British Columbia

There’s an old writers’ adage that it’s hard to write about people who are good, because there is no conflict. But in remote parts of our country, there are, by virtue of geography alone, many obstacles, and triumph over them makes for a great stories.

I was struck by the persistent mix of fearlessness and humility of the people on the front lines. Also the humour. Not one of the caregivers profiled is in the North to administer a quick fix – they are there for something deeper. They want to make, and are making, an enduring difference. Sarah de Leeuw, a beautiful writer, presents portraits of people who are dazzling in their humanity. Tim Swanky’s photographs bear visual witness. Front Lines is about nothing less than the soul of Canada. Let it rouse your heart.