Whale in the Door: A Community Unites to Protect BC’s Howe Sound

Whale in the Door cover

Pauline Le Bel, a resident of Howe Sound, embarks on a journey of discovery to find out what is special about the Sound, its wild nature and its people, to witness the biological, cultural and spiritual revivals taking place. Her research, her interviews, her travels on the land, the water, the skies of Howe Sound, compel her to abandon antiquated ideas about wilderness and community, and to arrive at a new appreciation for the genius of her home.

Published by Caitlin Press October 2017-  208 pages with colour photos $24.95

To purchase a copy of Whale in the Door: http://caitlin-press.com/our-books/whale-in-the-door-community-unites-to-protect-bc-howe-sound/

For a signed copy, email me: songspinner(at)shaw(dot)ca

For updates on Howe Sound, please visit: www.whaleinthedoor.com


Focus on Victoria: http://www.focusonvictoria.ca/janfeb2018/whale-in-the-door-r5/

BC Booklook The Ormsby Review – Cherie Thiessen


BI Undercurrent: http://www.bowenislandundercurrent.com/arts/a-howe-sound-story-1.22904980

VANCOUVER SUN: http://vancouversun.com/entertainment/books/qa-whale-in-the-door-protecting-howe-sound-author-pauline-le-bel

National Observer: https://www.nationalobserver.com/2017/10/24/news/pauline-le-bels-new-book-focuses-fragile-recovery-howe-sound

Squamish Chief article Nov 3: http://www.squamishchief.com/community/about-howe-sound-1.23078741

Tyee excerpt from book Nov 16: https://thetyee.ca/Culture/2017/11/16/compassion-key-solving-problems/

Vancouver Province:  http://theprovince.com/entertainment/books/book-review-whale-in-the-door-reveals-the-beauty-of-howe-sound



APRIL 12, Reading Whale in the Door

Salt Spring Island Library

April 15, Reading Whale in the Door

Galiano Island Library

May 5, Workshop – Toronto

Creative Non-Fiction Conference


Sunday October 1, 3 pm, Gallery at Artisan Square, Bowen Island, Chris Corrigan, host

Tuesday October 24, 6:30 pm , Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt, Ric Careless, host

Thursday, October 26, 5 pm, North Vancouver Museum & Archives, 3203 Institute Road,

Wednesday, November 1, 1 pm, Gabriola Island Library

Thursday, November 2, 1 pm, Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo

Friday, November 3, 7 pm. Bowen Books, Victoria, Marc Leiren-Young, host

Tuesday, November 7, 6-8 pm, Squamish Library

Friday, November 9, 6 pm. Read Local BC , Co-op Bookstore, 1391 Commercial Drive

Monday, November 27, 10 am. SKY, Bowen Island