A Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory from a Prairie Landscape by Candace SavageA Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory from a Prairie Landscape by Candace Savage

A Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory from a Prairie Landscape

byCandace Savage

Paperback | September 6, 2013

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A Globe and Mail top 100 book of 2012

Winner of the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction

A bestselling author embarks on a profound and dramatic journey through the eloquent landscape of southwestern Saskatchewan.

When Candace Savage and her partner buy a house in the romantic little town of Eastend, she has no idea what awaits her. At first she enjoys exploring the area around their new home, including the boyhood haunts of the celebrated American writer Wallace Stegner, the backroads of the Cypress Hills, the dinosaur skeletons at the T.Rex Discovery Centre, the fossils to be found in the dust-dry hills. She also revels in her encounters with the wild inhabitants of this mysterious land—two coyotes in a ditch at night, their eyes glinting in the dark; a deer at the window; a cougar pussy-footing it through a gully a few minutes' walk from town.

But as Savage explores further, she uncovers a darker reality—a story of cruelty and survival set in the still-recent past—and finds that she must reassess the story she grew up with as the daughter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter of prairie homesteaders.

Beautifully written, impeccably researched, and imbued with Savage's passion for this place, A Geography of Blood offers both a shocking new version of plains history and an unforgettable portrait of the windswept, shining country of the Cypress Hills, a holy place that helps us remember. Also available in hardcover.

Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation.

Title:A Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory from a Prairie LandscapeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:September 6, 2013Publisher:Greystone Books Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1771003219

ISBN - 13:9781771003216

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hard to follow Good message, but really hard to stay focused on. My attention wavered easily
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from hard to read The writing style of this is painful! Long chapters, and excruciating detail. Very difficult to stay focused and keep reading. Award winning? I think not. Very poorly written. Where was the editor? The story is good though, if you can wade through it. The first nations people have been horribly treated in Canada. She writes of it clearly, and that's worth telling. We continue to live very different lives from the first nations people. Work needs to be done to bridge the big gap, including them joining our society more - help us get to know you and your history.
Date published: 2015-04-12