Where the River Ran: The Story of the Peace


160 pages
Contains Illustrations, Maps, Bibliography, Index
ISBN 0-920663-69-9
DDC C813'.6




Reviewed by Nora D.S. Robins

Nora D.S. Robins is liaison librarian in the University of Calgary


Where the River Ran presents the story of the Peace, river and land, in
a sequence of poems and short stories. The author mixes fictional
storytellers with historical events to bring the history of the region
to life.

The Peace River Region is located in northern Alberta and British
Columbia. It is an area that encompasses mountains, foothills, and
plains. The land is rich and fertile and has been home to Cree and
Beaver peoples, fur traders, farmers, loggers, oilmen, and ranchers. It
is one of the most beautiful areas of the northwest.

Thelma Irvine lived in the Peace country for more than years. Her love
of the area is evident. Through a combination of fiction and history,
she draws the reader into this unique region. Her style is
straightforward, her poems descriptive, and her stories entertaining.


Irvine, Thelma., “Where the River Ran: The Story of the Peace,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed September 28, 2022, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/8552.