Across Canada by Story

Across Canada by Story

A Coast-to-coast Literary Adventure

Book - 2015
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More adventures from one of Canada's premier editors and storytellers

Canada is a country rich in stories, and few take as much joy as Douglas Gibson in discovering them. As one of the country's leading editors and publishers for 40 years, he coaxed modern classics out of some of Canada's finest minds, and then took to telling his own stories in his first memoir, Stories About Storytellers .

Gibson turned his memoir into a one-man stage show that eventually played almost 100 times, in all ten provinces, from coast to coast. As a literary tourist, he discovered even more about the land and its writers and harvested many more stories, from distant past and recent memory, to share.

Now in Across Canada by Story , Gibson brings new stories about Robertson Davies, Jack Hodgins, W.O. Mitchell, Alistair MacLeod, and Alice Munro, and adds lively portraits of Al Purdy, Marshall McLuhan, Margaret Laurence, Guy Vanderhaeghe, Margaret Atwood, Wayne Johnson, Linwood Barclay, Michael Ondaatje, and many, many others. Whether fly fishing in Haida Gwaii or sailing off Labrador, Douglas Gibson is a first-rate ambassador for Canada and the power of great stories.

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, ECW Press,, [2015]
ISBN: 9781770412538
Branch Call Number: 070.92 GIB
Characteristics: 327 pages
Additional Contributors: Jenkins, Anthony


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Mar 28, 2016

I had a rough start with this book which appeared to me in the beginning to be 280 pages of name dropping. But one little anecdotal story led me to the next one and before I knew it, I had finished and enjoyed the book. This would be a good choice for anyone who is interested in Canadian writers and Canadian publishing.

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