A Country Boy – R. D. Symons

“A Country Boy: From Sussex to the Canadian West” by R. D. Symons

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.

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Frontier Farewell – Garrett Wilson

Frontier Farewell: The 1870s and the End of the Old West – Garrett Wilson

“… 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.

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Wolf Willow – Wallace Stegner

“Wolf Willow: A History, a Story, and a Memory of the Last Plains Frontier”
by Wallace Stegner

Pulitzer Prize winner Wallace Stegner weaves together fact and fiction in his remembrances and reflections of growing up in the Frenchman River Valley. To this day “Wolf Willow” remains the definitive novel of the region, by which all others are measured.

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