As Marisa and her family drive from their mountain home to visit family in Saskatchewan, the mountains get smaller, smaller, smaller. And then they disappear.
At first Marisa is glad to leave the steep mountains for flat wheat fields that shimmer in the sun and ripple in the breeze. Will she fall in love with the prairies, or realize that each place is special in its own irreplaceable way?
George grew up in Waterdown, Ontario, where he has fond early memories of weekly trips to the library with his Dad, an English teacher, and where he later worked (and read) as a student.
For over 25 years he has been a Professor in the English and Modern Languages Department at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia, where he teaches creative writing and Modern literature.
Canoeing, camping, and cross-country skiing count among his outdoor passions. Living surrounded by mountains, with a wife from the prairies, inspired him to write "Marisa and the Mountains".