This collection is a philosophical and perceptive memoir of a time in author Lesley Choyce's life when he'd been knocked down "several rungs on the wobbly ladder I was climbing. " On this journey we meet orphaned raccoons and lost arctic birds, revisit some of the history of Nova Scotia and are accompanied by the wisdom of ancient writers. This is a fascinating, meandering work, filled with gentle humour and unabashed joy at the beauties of the natural world.
Lesley Choyce is the author of over ninety books. He has won the Dartmouth Book Award, the Atlantic Poetry Prize, and the Ann Connor Brimer Award, and has been shortlisted for the Governor General's Award. He lives in East Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia.
"The text is genuinely spontaneous, studious, and honest about the trials of being in the world, which makes for a satisfying reading experience. " - Canadian Literature
"Choyce is especially articulate in expressing his respect for the ocean, his knowledge of tides and rock formations and the flora and fauna of the sea. " - Prairie Fire
"In truth, Choyce has crafted a mini-masterpiece of sorts ? a testament to the power of the human spirit to repair itself. " - The Chronicle Herald
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