German doctor and inventor, Reinhold Kaletsch, has come to Manitoba for the winter to visit his property near Swan River. Hoping to clear some trees, his plans are suspended when the ice breakup begins and his property is too flooded to reach. Reinhold decides to go exploring instead. Reinhold heads out to investigate the Churchill River System with his two dogs, but an accident leaves his car stalled and his back broken in the middle of the frozen tundra, far away from civilization.
Stand the Sacred Tree isn’t fiction. It is about the truth of John Weier’s life as a traveler. It is a book of nature, and birds, and water (or the lack of it), about the joy of life and the sorrow of illness.
David Arnason has spent a lifetime along the shores of Lake Winnipeg near the town of Gimli and the community of New Iceland. A keen observer, not much misses his notice and over his long writing career the lake and the community he grew up in have figured prominently in his work. The Best of All Possible Worlds is a loving reflection of the land and the people that have made him one of Canada’s most loved storytellers.
40-year-old Michael Saunders abandons his upscale lifestyle and shady consulting business for the wilds of northern Ontario when he inherits a run-down tourist lodge. In the course of renovating his boyhood home, he contends with mobsters, a series of natural disasters, and his desire for a stubbornly independent woman. Jake MacDonald’s love of the wilderness and sense of humour make this contemporary chronicle of self-discovery both insightful and funny. Raised by the River by Jake…
In 1978 21-year old Connie heads to the pollutionless e-panse of snow that is the Yukon. After the 21-year-old accepts a ride through the dense northern forests to Dawson, her driving companion decides to stop at a friend’s home. The pair inadvertently walk into the middle of a domestic dispute where Connie stabs Dale with a pocket knife to save his girlfriend. Though not mortally wounded, the injured Dale vows revenge on Connie and the quest for her survival begins.
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