The Sun is a Compass by Caroline Van Hemert

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.

The Odette Barr Interview

Odette Barr is a writer, an artist, a naturalist and an educator. Odette’s most recent release, Teaching at the Top of the World (Pottersfield Press, June 2020), is a personal account of teaching and living in remote Inuit communities in the eastern Arctic, centering mostly on Grise Fiord—Canada’s most northern permanently inhabited community, nestled on the south shore of Ellesmere Island.

Saltwater Chronicles: Notes on Everything Under the Nova Scotia Sun by Lesley Choyce

Lesley Choyce has been a mainstay on the Atlantic Canadian literary scene for decades. The author of 100 books, he has written and published in every genre imaginable. He has won and been shortlisted for numerous regional and national literary … Continue reading

One Good Reason: A Memoir of Addiction and Recovery, Music and Love by Séan McCann and Andrea Aragon

I’m a fan of Séan McCann. Bought his music. Saw him perform with Great Big Sea. Had a joyous time, singing myself hoarse. Now I’ve read One Good Reason - his collaborative memoir - enticingly structured, chapters alternating between spouse-authors McCann and Andrea Aragon.

Through Sunlight and Shadows by Raymond Fraser

Sadly, Through Sunlight and Shadows would prove to be Raymond Fraser’s swan song, as he passed away just a few short months after its publication. It is his fourteenth book of fiction and is an all-new volume of “memoirs” of … Continue reading