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Books that capture and complicate the story of Saskatchewan, past and present.
Forest Prairie Edge

Forest Prairie Edge

Place History in Saskatchewan
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Saskatchewan is the anchor and epitome of the ‘prairie’ provinces, even though half of the province is covered by boreal forest. The Canadian penchant for dividing this vast country into easily-understood ‘regions’ has reduced the Saskatchewan identity to its southern prairie denominator and has distorted cultural and historical interpretations to favor the prairie south.

Forest Prairie Edge is a deep-time investigation of the edge land, or ecotone, between the open prairies and boreal f …

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The Foreigner

The Foreigner

A Tale of Saskatchewan
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

The Foreigner (1909) tells the story of Kalman Kalmar, a young Ukrainian immigrant working in rural Saskatchewan. It addresses the themes of male maturation, cultural assimilation, and a form of “muscular Christianity” recurring in Connor’s popular Western tales. Daniel Coleman’s afterword considers the text’s departure from Connor’s established fiction formulas and provides a unique framework for understanding its depiction of difference.

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The Great Canadian Bucket List — Saskatchewan

The Great Canadian Bucket List — Saskatchewan

edition:eBook

On his personal quest to check off the best of his home country, travel writer and host Robin Esrock catalogues must-sees, including nature, food, culture, history, adrenaline rushes, and quirky Canadiana. After spending years crafting the definitive Canadian Bucket List, he’s packed in enough for a lifetime, at least. In this special excerpt, Esrock takes us to wide-open prairies, the land of wheat kings and the endless blue sky, Saskatchewan, including such one-of-a-kind experiences as: the …

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A Place You'll Never Be

A Place You'll Never Be

edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

Six Days. Five Inmates. One Guard.
Traversing the vast, serene wilderness in Northern Saskatchewan as part of a “pre-release canoe trip”, run as a pilot project in hopes of preparing five future ex-convicts for life in the real world, no one knows quite what to expect. But what follows in this novel is anything but serene. The rules dictating prison life are a hard habit to break as each inmate struggles with his own place in the group, and each one tries to figure out his first real-world …

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Islands of Grass

Islands of Grass

edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover

From esteemed naturalist Trevor Herriot and acclaimed nature photographer Branimir Gjetvaj, Islands of Grass is a beautiful, well-researched call-to-action and a passionately wrought love letter to the prairie grasslands that are rapidly disappearing in the wake of modernity’s relentless push.
Before the arrival of settlers, the Great Northern Plain sprawled across the centre of the continent and rivalled the African savannah for wildlife, with herds of bison and pronghorn antelope numbering …

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Legacy of Worship

Legacy of Worship

Sacred Places in Rural Saskatchewan
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged : religious

A spectacular full-colour coffee-table celebration of the places people have made to worship in Saskatchewan, and the stories of those who made them. This highly-anticipated companion volume to the best-selling Legacy of Stone: Saskatchewan's Stone Buildings combines brilliant colour images and fascinating accompanying text in profiles of over 60 rural churches, representing 15 spiritual denominations. The writer/photographer team that brought you the award-winning Legacy of Stone -Margaret Hryn …

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Paddling Routes of North-Central Saskatchewan

Paddling Routes of North-Central Saskatchewan

edition:Paperback

For thousands of years, Saskatchewan waterways have been used for transportation; first by aboriginal people, then by voyageurs, and now by those eager to explore some of the most pristine--and quiet--places on the planet. But until now, modern canoeists and kayakers have depended on government guides documenting paddle routes in northern Saskatchewan.

For the first time these guides have been enhanced in this easy-to-use book that better allow all paddlers--from the beginner to the advanced--to …

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The Girl In Saskatoon

The Girl In Saskatoon

A Meditation on Friendship, Memory and Murder
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
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In 1961, Alexandra Wiwcharuk was found murdered on the banks of the Saskatchewan River. As Sharon Butala writes, all of Saskatoon “came to a stop,” stunned by the brutal death of an attractive young woman who was a graduate nurse and had been crowned a beauty queen in local pageants. The murder became a touchstone moment for Saskatoon. More than 40 years later, it still haunts the residents, especially those who, like Butala, were Alexandra’s friends.

Compelled by her memories of Alex and h …

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