Blue Mountain


Nonfiction Book
2016




Blue Mountain is an epic true story about Ruth Bertrand growing up under extreme circumstances.  Ruth and her little brother, along with their parents, face adversity and tragedy while pioneering remote regions in depression-era and wartime Canada. The family is triumphant in many ways but their losses are substantial, and in some cases, far too high. Ruth’s story is one wild adventure after another through time and places long since changed or devoured by progress. It is an extraordinary tale about love, faith, and a small family’s struggle to conquer overwhelming odds. It is a story about death and life, isolation and community, desperation and inspiration—and about a family that lives on the road, lives on the run, lives on practically nothing, to chase a rustic dream. This moving and endearing tale promises to deliver a fabulous journey from the first line to the last, and the truest events of this story are often the most unbelievable. Blue Mountain is where truth truly rivals fiction.