Written by a fellow native of Ontario, author and journalist Norman Duncan, the biography Higgins explores the fascinating life of Frank Higgins, a Canadian-born "lumberjack sky pilot" who spent his life traveling by foot and dog sled among lumber camps in the chilly northern climes to minister to laborers and loggers.
Drawing on his experiences as a journalist in New York City, Norman Duncan's short novel The Mother in a touching parable of love and self-sacrifice. A struggling single mother goes to great lengths to keep the truth about their dire straits from her young son, but he ultimately learns the truth.
You can practically smell the salt air and feel a sharp sea breeze emanating from the pages of this charming nautical novel from Canadian writer Norman Duncan. It follows the life of young Dannie Callaway, an orphan who grows up under the tutelage of his sailor uncle, Nicholas Top.