Synopses & Reviews
Clayoquot: The Sound of My Heart is the story of a remarkable life. Born in Louisiana, Betty Krawczyk came to Clayoquot Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island seeking peace and contentment after a lifetime of turmoil. She felt she had finally found her special place when, at age 65, she settled on ten acres in Cypress Bay Then the logging companies threatened that peace and she joined the blockades to stop the clearcutting of the forests. Arrested and convicted of contempt of court, she eventually spent four and a half months in jail.
But the fight to save the forests is only half the story of Clayoquot: The Sound of My Heart. Juxtaposed with details of the blockade, her arrest, trial and confinement, the author gradually reveals the details of the life that brought her to the point where, instead of enjoying a quiet retirement, she was prepared to go to jail in support of her convictions.