Lakeland: Journeys into the Soul of Canada by Allan Casey

Lakeland: Journeys into the Soul of Canada

byAllan Casey

Kobo ebook | November 1, 2009

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"With his gentle, exquisite and sometimes playful prose, Allan Casey conveys a powerful message about the value of Canada's lakes, introduces us to the people who cherish them, and offers both a celebration of and lament for these precious and oft-abused natural treasures." -- Governor General's Award jury

"Once I started the book, I could not put it down. Allan Casey's love of lakes is infectious." -- Canadian Geographic

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.

Co-published with the David Suzuki Foundation.

Title:Lakeland: Journeys into the Soul of CanadaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 1, 2009Publisher:Greystone Books Ltd.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1926812158

ISBN - 13:9781926812151


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Informative As Canadians, we take for granted our lakes. Casey provides interesting analysis on a number of lakes throughout Canada and forces us all to consider how fortunate we are. I am still holding out hope for Lakeland II!
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A gift to all 'lake lovers' As a long time cottager on Lake of the Woods and a self confessed 'lake lover' I had been curious about the other 'great' not 'Great' lakes in Canada. Allan gives us a close up and personal look at some of Canada's lakes and makes a great case that Canada could easily be renamed Lakeland. It was also fun to come across the chapter on Lake of the Woods after reading about other wonderful lakes. It really put 'our great lake' into perspective as well as reminding us how lucky we are to have a lake home.
Date published: 2009-11-06