MacGregor's Book is to Canoeing What a Valentine is to Love
Canoe Country: The Making of Canada –Roy MacGregor
You can cover a lot of territory in a canoe and master story-teller Roy MacGregor does just that writing about this unique vessel in his new book Canoe Country.
Most Canadians have a connection, either personal or cultural, with the canoe. The number of this magazine’s readers linked somehow to canoeing must be close to one hundred percent. “The canoe,” observes MacGregor, “stands well above most other unifying symbols.”
Making His Muskoka Boyhood into a Universal Story
Raisin Wine: A Boyhood in a Different Muskoka –James Bartleman
Out of Muskoka –James Bartleman
For Jim Bartleman, growing up in Port Carling after World War II was to live in one village but inhabit many worlds.
For openers, there was the aboriginal community of his mother and her relatives, the Caucasian universe of his hard-working father and his wine-drinking philosopher friends. Even within these dual spheres, the boy encountered many additional worlds.