City of Words: Toronto Through Her Authors' Eyes by Sarah EltonCity of Words: Toronto Through Her Authors' Eyes by Sarah Elton

City of Words: Toronto Through Her Authors' Eyes

EditorSarah EltonPhotographed byKevin Robbins

Hardcover | October 1, 2009

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Scaling the steps of the CN Tower. Hunting for Canada geese in Scarborough. Riding the Queen streetcar. These fragments of everyday life, familiar and unassuming though they may be to Toronto natives, are the language in which we dream. Over the centuries, our city has produced world-class authors who have, consciously or not, written Toronto into their fiction, essays, and poems. Some of Canada's most treasured literature has been incubated on Yonge Street, in High Park, and at the Exhibition. The city never fails to capture her writers, and sometimes, they return the favour.

City of Words is a collection of excerpts about Toronto from writers such as Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, and Lawrence Hill, accompanied by stunning original photographs; together, these words and images reveal the vibrant, vital soul of the city as it has seldom been seen before.

Sarah Elton is a freelance writer who works in print, radio, and documentary film. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Chatelaine, Canadian Family, and Macleans. She previously worked as a producer on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning, and as senior editor of Shift Magazine. Sarah is also a PEN Canada board member. She...
Title:City of Words: Toronto Through Her Authors' EyesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 9.26 × 9.4 × 1.13 inPublished:October 1, 2009Publisher:Cormorant Books IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1897151497

ISBN - 13:9781897151495