R. D. (Robert David) Symons was a Saskatchewan naturalist, game warden and rancher, revered for his writing, paintings and illustrations. He left behind a substantive legacy and his books are considered classics.
A bestselling author embarks on a profound and dramatic journey through the eloquent landscape of southwestern Saskatchewan.
There can be few places in the world where the visual impact of the landscape is as hauntingly captivating as the Badlands of the Northern Great Plains.
“… from the transfer of Rupert’s Land to … the Numbered Treaties of the 1870s … and the coming of the North-West Mounted Police … Frontier Farewell offers new perspectives…” (Ted Binnema)
“A great read that shatters the mythology … of the west” (Canadian History Magazine)
“… beautifully and thoughtfully written. It is Garret Wilson’s masterpiece.” (KC Stylus)
If you read one book this year, make it this one.
“The Englishman’s Boy” is a story within a story, linking Hollywood in the 1920s with one of the bloodiest, most brutal events of the nineteenth-century – the Cypress Hills Massacre. An unforgettable novel about power, greed, and the pull of dreams …
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“… a complex and oftentimes dramatic mix of narrative storytelling and history in which ironies are explored, patterns of deed and response are uncovered, examined and evaluated …” – William Kittredge
In this homage to the grasslands, James R. Page takes us on a journey through the wild prairie.
Pulitzer Prize winner Wallace Stegner weaves together fact and fiction in his remembrances and reflections of growing up in the Frenchman River Valley. Published in 1962, “Wolf Willow” remains one of the definitive novels of the region.