Bill encounters the #1 international best-seller, Fresh Water for Flowers, an intimately told story about a woman who defiantly believes in happiness, despite it all.
In Comox, I stopped at Blue Heron Books, where I picked up Caroline Van Hemert’s The Sun is a Compass, her personal account of travelling, along with her husband, for five months by rowboat, kayak, raft, foot, ski, and sled from Washington State to Alaska, crossing Canada’s Yukon and Northwest Territories in the process.
An interview conducted by the Ekphrastic Review's Lorette C, Luzajic with Bill Arnott, author of the award-winning Gone Viking series.
Just days after Raynor Winn learned that Moth, her husband of thirty-two years, was terminally ill, they lost their home and livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they impulsively decided to walk the 630-mile South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Living wild and free, at the mercy of sea and sky; they discovered a new, liberating existence – but what would they find at the journey’s end?
Howard White offers fifty funny sketches of life as he has come to know it in sixty-odd years of living along that hundred-mile stretch of monsoon-prone shoreline ironically known as the Sunshine Coast.
Blending memoir and nature writing at its best, Svensson’s journey to understand the eel becomes an exploration of the human condition that delves into overarching issues about our roots and destiny, both as humans and as animals, and, ultimately, how to handle the biggest question of all: death. The result is a gripping and slippery narrative that will surprise and enchant.
The List of Last Chances follows a pair of reluctant travel companions across the country, into an unexpected friendship, new adventures, and the rare gift of second chances.
This feature excerpt isa blend of travelogue and art history from Gone Viking: A Travel Saga and Gone Viking II: Beyond Boundaries ...
A Q&A visit Bill Arnott was privileged to have with Jeremy Bassetti of Travel Writing World, a touchstone for every reader, writer, and wanderer.
Welcome to Bill Arnott’s Travel Beat, a new feature at The Miramichi Reader. This series includes stories from the road and book reviews – new titles in addition to select publications from the past – books I feel warrant a closer look.