Man Proposes, God Disposes

Recollections of a French Pioneer

by Pierre Maturié, translated by Vivien Bosley

Athabasca University Press


Non-Fiction: Biography and Memoir, History

CDN: $29.95


In 1910, Pierre Maturié left France and travelled to northern Alberta in search of adventure, which he found in constructing railroad in the Rockies and transporting goods along the Athabasca River. Vivien Bosley’s translation preserves Maturié’s nostalgia for the area and gracefully depicts the French pioneer experience in Western Canada.

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