In this wry, sensual, and entertaining
journey into the greatest lake country on earth, Allan Casey
encounters cottagers, boat captains, marathon swimmers, Aboriginal
fishery managers, hermits, and tourists. Through his sharply drawn
characters, lively storytelling, and intimate evocation of wild
beauty, he celebrates the rich culture and unsung splendor of
Canada''s lakeland. Decrying reckless development in a paradise
often taken for granted, Casey tempers evangelical outrage with
deep compassion. Often humorous, always thought-provoking,
Lakeland should find a place in every lakeside cottage, in
the corner of every tent.
Nominated for the Saskatchewan
Book Award and the Edna Staebler Award for
Creative Non-Fiction, Lakeland was the recipient
of the prestigious Governor General''s Award for
Non-Fiction in 2010.
Published in partnership with the
David Suzuki Foundation.
Also available in hardcover.