Scatter my Ashes  – Reviews


In many individual, divers, adventurous and moving short stories Elisabeth Weigand describes in an eloquent and impressive way the tough life in the northern wilderness of the Yukon Territory. In such a deserted northern landscape interpersonal relationship are vital. From human to human as well as from human to animal as shown in Weigand’s relationship to Mabel Brewster and horse Amigo.

A recommendable and touching reading which highlights the rough beauty of the Yukon and at the same time the memory of her strong-willed friend, Mabel Brewster.

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Mit vielen unterschiedlichen, abenteuerlichen und bewegenden Geschichten beschreibt Elisabeth Weigand in sehr eloquenter und eindrücklicher Weise das rauhe aber herzliche Leben in der nordkanadischen Wildnis des Yukon. Vor diesem „einsamen“ Hintergrund werden zwischenmenschliche Beziehungen überlebenswichtig. Sowohl von Mensch zu Mensch als auch von Mensch zu Tier. Dies verdeutlicht sich ganz speziell in Freundin Mabel Brewster als auch im Pferd Amigo.

Eine empfehlenswerte und berührende Lektüre, die die rauhe Schönheit des Yukon widerspiegelt und gleichzeitig ein großartiges Andenken an die willensstarke Mabel Brewster darstellt. 

Holger Bergold General Sales Agents for Tourism Yukon German-Speaking Europe

Elizabeth writes with and from her heart. With humor and a candid dawning awareness of the northern wilderness lifestyle, she delivers an entertaining memoir of a journey of learning with and from her closest friend.

John Firth an award winning author who lives in Whitehorse, Yukon. His books include One Mush: Jamaica's Dogsled Team, Yukon Sport : An Illustrated Encyclopedia, River Time: Racing the Ghosts of the Klondike Rush, Better Than A Cure: One man's journey to free the world of Polio (with Ramesh Ferris) and Yukon Quest: The 1000-mile sled dog race between Fairbanks and Whitehorse. His website is

 Here is a portrait of Mabel Brewster, woman of the Yukon mountains, a patient, complicated, one-of-a-kind resilient woman whose passions included horses, travel through those mountains, and friendship. Ms. Weigand delights us by putting us into the picture, perhaps on our own mounts, following Mabel into a snowy wilderness.

The book is lovely and a great addition to Yukon literature and story!

Claudia Coutu Radmore, author of Arctic Twilight; Leonard Budgell and the Changing North