Canoe Country: The Making of Canada Hardcover – Sep 8 2015
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“MacGregor, a talented writer and engaging storyteller, therefore, weaves an impressive tale about the view from a Canadian canoe. . . . He writes majestically. . . . [S]uperb book.” —The Washington Times
“[J]ust perfect for the die-hard canoeist.” —Ottawa Citizen
“Canoe Country is a rollicking good read—engaging, thought-provoking and, at times, startling in the quirky turns of the research and storytelling, as far as it goes. MacGregor weaves a convincing argument that the canoe is one of Canada’s great characters.” —James Raffan, The Globe and Mail
“I couldn’t put this collection of essays down. . . . [Canoe Country] should be placed on every Canadian’s bookshelf.” —Explore Magazine
“MacGregor has developed a reputation as one of Canada’s finest storytellers. . . . Never flashy, MacGregor’s prose weaves colorful characters into nuanced narratives, often with ‘everyman’ charm. . . . MacGregor is in fine form. . . . Canoe Country is destined to become classic literature.” —Canoe & Kayak Magazine
About the Author
ROY MacGREGOR is the acclaimed and bestselling author of Northern Light: The Enduring Mystery of Tom Thomson and the Woman Who Loved Him; Home Team: Fathers, Sons and Hockey (shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award); A Life in the Bush (winner of the U.S. Rutstrum Award for Best Wilderness Book and the CAA Award for Biography); Canadians: A Portrait of a Country and Its People; Wayne Gretzky's Ghost: And Other Tales from a Lifetime in Hockey; as well as two novels, Canoe Lake and The Last Season, and the popular Screech Owls mystery series for young readers. A longtime columnist at The Globe and Mail, MacGregor's journalism has garnered four National Magazine Awards and eight National Newspaper Award nominations. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada, and was described in the citation as one of Canada's "most gifted storytellers."
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Excellent book for anybody who has dipped a paddle in the water.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer