(author of a Canadian bestselling biography Doctor Olds of
For over five years, the author wrote a series of magazine
pieces concerning alders, coyotes, shopping malls, the seal
hunt, Eaton's catalogue, ice ages, woodstoves, bushplanes,
cod liver oil, the sex life of a caplin anything that struck his
fancy and about which he knew something worth telling. He
also wove in some ecological lessons.
This book is a compilation of the best published essays from
that period. City-dwellers will find pleasure in their armchair
wanderings with him, and those who live in the country will
be reminded why.
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