July 21-23, Vancouver

A road trip getaway led to a few purchases this week, and a whole bunch of greatly needed relaxation. Much of that will be burnt away by this evening, I'm guessing, but it was the right idea anyway.

Macleod's Books - July 21 (where you get 20% off if you buy 5 or more)
  • Don Gayton, Kokanee: The Redfish and the Kootenay Bioregion ($10 - Transmontanus)
  • Celia Haig-Brown, Resistance and Renewal: Surviving the Indian Residential School ($9)
  • Roderick Haig-Brown, Timber ($10 - the 1946 Collins White Circle paperback edition, promising "rousing, roaring, untamed adventure" and with a hottie's face dominating the cover in front of three sketched male figures using pikes on floating timber logs)
  • Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild ($8 - wonder if I have this one already...)
  • Scott Russell Sanders, A Conservationist Manifesto ($10 - new in 2009, never been cracked)
  • Scott Slovic, Seeking Awareness in American Nature Writing: Henry Thoreau, Annie Dillard, Edward Abbey, Wendell Berry, Barry Lopez ($10)
  • Wallace Stegner, Wolf Willow: A History, a Story, and a Memory of the Last Plains Frontier ($7 - wonder if I have this one already...)
  • JRR Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings trilogy ($15 - hard to believe I didn't own copies of these)

Albion Books - July 21
  • Don Gayton, Landscapes of the Interior: Re-Explorations of Nature and the Human Spirit ($9)
  • Roderick Haig-Brown, Measure of the Year ($25 - hardcover with dust jacket)

Paper-Ya - July 22
  • ed. Ellen Lupton, Indie Publishing: How to Design and Produce Your Own Book ($28.50 - from the Center for Design Thinking at the Maryland Institute College of Art)

Hager Books - July 22
  • Taras Grescoe, Bottomfeeder: How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood ($19.95)


Anonymous said…
Oh, good books to look forward to. I went through a Stegner winter, re-reading all my favourites: Wolf Willow, Angle of Repose (wonderful), the novels about the literary agent near Stanford...I think you'll enjoy Don Gayton, if you haven't read him the past. He brings a scientific eye to landscapes I love, and yet his heart is involved. The grasses are observed with love and heart.
Theresa K.
richard said…
Yes, lots of good stuff! I really enjoyed Don's recent book from Thistledown (nominated beside yours for the Hubert Evans prize this spring), though in the mid-90s I was less enthused about The Wheatgrass Mechanism -- but I'd like to think I'm wiser now.

He'll be speaking at UVic in the fall as a short-term visitor at the Writing program, too, so I want to read up on his books.

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