Doris Ray is a retired home support worker who resides with her husband in the Fraser Lake-Endako area of North Central British Columbia. Doris's first book The Ghosts Behind Him (Caitlin Press 1999) chronicling her family's devastating experiences with her son Bruce's schizophrenia, was the recipient of a BC2000 Book award. Over the years she has self-published volumes of poetry and short fiction. In 1998 Doris received a phone call relaying some previously unknown and intriguing information concerning her mother's family history. The book Common Threads is based upon bits and pieces of archival data and personal reminiscences.
Common Threads weaves through so many places familiar to a lifelong resident of the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. This time, taking the journeys accompanied by the author's ancestors, made the travels both entertaining and educational and brought intrigue to the many common settings we pass by each day. The story provides a living history of a growing Province and the diversity of its people. Doris has brought her family tree to blossom.
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