To the Rescue! by Carolyn Matthews
True Stories of Tragedy and Survival

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Synopsis

"We live, as we dream - alone." Sometimes our inner isolation is alleviated; in the aftermath of a cataclysmic event, rescuer and rescued meet, and loneliness is bridged.

This book of true stories shows ordinary people in extraordinary events - a ski accident, a missing child, thrilling sea rescues - that take place from snow-bound Labrador to the coast of California. It is about the lives of rescuers who search for life’s meaning while engaging in deeds of heroism and compassion. It is about the aftermath of rescue. There are stories from each Canadian provinces and from the United States. Each is a story of action and inspiration.

 

About Carolyn Matthews

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Carolyn Matthews, a former registered counsellor and nurse, was born in New Zealand. She now writes full time and has published two books, including Heroic Rescues at Sea and To the Rescue! Her articles have appeared in the Globe and Mail and the National Post. She lives in Toronto.
 
Published May 28, 2005 by Dundurn. 248 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Sports & Outdoors, Travel. Non-fiction
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