The Girl in Saskatoon

DAISY Sound Recording
Published 2013
Item Details
Summary:

In 1961, a country singer named Johnny Cash chose a beautiful young woman named Alexandra Wiwcharuk to be his "Girl in Saskatoon" and sang to her in front of a hometown crowd. A few months later she would be found brutally murdered on the banks of the Saskatchewan River. As Sharon Butala notes, "An entire city came to a stop." Her high school friend Alex had dreamed of becoming a glamorous stewardess; she had been crowned a beauty queen in local pageants; she was about to graduate as a nurse. Her brutal killing became a touchstone moment for Saskatoon residents: years later, people could still remember exactly what they were doing when they heard the news. Why was Alex's murder so haunting? And why did Sharon Butala return some 40 years later to reconstruct Alex's life and search for answers?

Publisher, Date:
Vancouver, B.C. : National Network for Equitable Library Service ; Distributed by BC Libraries Cooperative, 2015, 2013.
Description:
1 DAISY disc (633 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes:
Canadiana.
Burned to disc in Saskatoon Public Library NNELS Talking Book Disc Service.
Material requested through NNELS program.
Access restricted to persons who are visually impaired or physically disabled and cannot use conventional print materials.
Human narrator: female
System requirements: IBM PC or compatible; double speed or faster CD-ROM drive; sound card and sound output device; DAISY playback software or DAISY talking book player. Also plays in CD-MP3 player or computer with MP3-capable software.
DAISY 2.02 standard; MP3 compression. Compression rate: 32.
LCCN:
182040300
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