Gumboot Girls: Adventure, Love & Survival on British Columbia's North Coast (Muskeg Press 2012) tells the stories of 34 women, through their own eyes, as they moved from their comfortable city-dwelling surroundings to the north coast of B.C. in the 1970s, as part of "back-to-the-land" counter-cultural movement. It is edited by Lou Allison and compiled by Jane Wilde. "This book was the brainchild of Jane Wilde," says Lou Allison, "On reading Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and the Journey of a Generation, by Sheila Weller, Jane was inspired to encourage her friends (and some of their friends) to tell the story of how a generation of young women flocked to the North-Coast of BC in the 1970s." The book sold out two printings with Muskeg Press until the press was discontinued by Chris Armstrong, at which time Gumboot Girls was transferred to Caitlin Press in late 2013.

[portrait by Lynn Cociani]

ISBN 978-0-9877614-2-2

Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
Gumboot Girls: Adventure, Love & Survival on British Columbia's North Coast