Disturbing the Peace • 1990
ISBN: 978-0919591530 • Polestar Press
Two long prose poems and fourteen short fictions inspired by the author's upbringing on a Peace River homestead. Sharp-edged, observant and well-salted with wit, these stories are much-anthologized, from high school and university textbooks to TV broadcasts. First printing, 1990, second in 1995, from Polestar Press. One of three nominations in 1991 for B.C.'s Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize.
"Caroline Woodward gives us cause to celebrate. Her first collection of short stories shows us life in a part of this country which has been little explored in fiction – the Peace River area of northern B.C… its characters are interesting, its settings classic. In fact, given a little time and encouragement, Caroline Woodward may do for Peace River country what Alice Munro has done for small-town Ontario."
"… a synthesis of memory, imagination and wit that leaves you thumping the table for more."
The Vancouver Sun