paperback – $13.95
These poems were composed by Don Brestler over the past few years since his wife Ingrid’s death. They are born of love, sorrow and memories.
Don Brestler was born in Calgary, Alberta, in the middle of the Dirty Thirties where he received most of his schooling; he spend much of his subsequent life in Cardston, Alberta. He showed a definite interest in western and wild-life art at an early age. At eighteen he became a cowboy in the large, old time Knight Ranch located on the Milk River ridge of Southern Alberta. He cowboyed for a number of years at various ranches, the last bein McIntyre Ranch, south of Magrath, Alberta. For five summers Don wrangled and packed horses in the Rocky Mountains for the late Andy Russell and Dave Simpson. He occasionally rode broncs in a few of the local and small-town rodeos, the largest being the Calgary Stampede.
He has illustrated and written articles for the Canadian Cattleman magazine, and has also served as a constable in the Calgary City Police Force for seven years. He is now retired and lives in Twin Butte, Alberta.
Paperback: 64 pp. $13.95
Recent & Forthcoming Titles
Loneliness of a newcomer to Canada – the lowly life of a hired girl, a hidden figure in Canadian history.
Novel set around Tagore’s play Post Office staged in the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto with echoes of today.
Language learning tool for pre-schoolers. Every alphabet has a story, wildly illustrated.
A magical story set in the desert, reminiscent of Le Petit Prince.
An intimate biography by Dr.Pratapaditya Pal, viewed by many as Coomaraswamy’s successor, who followed Coomaraswamy at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and was later the Principal Curator of Asian Art at LACMA.