Archive for August 16th, 2009

Welcome Home. Travels in smalltown Canada. Stuart McLean.

Welcome Home. Travels in small town Canada. Stuart McLean.1994.ISBN0140231854.  This should be required reading in every grade seven class in Canada.  McLean has that ability to tease out the common humanity in all his stories. Never far from a tongue in cheek comment- he slides the truth right under your eyes.  He looks at  Maple Creek Sask, Dresden Ont, St-Jean-de-Matha Que, Sackville  NB, Foxwarren Man, Nakusp BC, Ferryland Nfld.   If you can find this book, read it and think about a part of Canada that we have lost,but not forgotten.

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