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May 10, 2016 | ISBN 9780307361424

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“MacGregor, a talented writer and engaging storyteller, therefore, weaves an impressive tale about the view from a Canadian canoe. . . . He writes majestically. . . . [S]uperb book.” The Washington Times

“[J]ust perfect for the die-hard canoeist.” —Ottawa Citizen

“Canoe Country is a rollicking good read—engaging, thought-provoking and, at times, startling in the quirky turns of the research and storytelling, as far as it goes. MacGregor weaves a convincing argument that the canoe is one of Canada’s great characters.” —James Raffan, The Globe and Mail

“I couldn’t put this collection of essays down. . . . [Canoe Country] should be placed on every Canadian’s bookshelf.” —Explore Magazine 

“MacGregor has developed a reputation as one of Canada’s finest storytellers. . . . Never flashy, MacGregor’s prose weaves colorful characters into nuanced narratives, often with ‘everyman’ charm. . . . MacGregor is in fine form. . . . Canoe Country is destined to become classic literature.” —Canoe & Kayak Magazine

Canoe Country is essential reading for any cottager.” —Ottawa Magazine
“MacGregor is a superb writer, and this book has increased my admiration. . . . Roy MacGregor’s Canoe Country is a great book, and he has certainly made the case that the canoe inspired many Canadians to do remarkable things.” —The Peterborough Examiner
“MacGregor is especially suited to writing a celebration of the canoe. . . . [MacGregor] has his creative fingers on the pulse of our national imagination like few others. . . . McGregor is a compelling storyteller who, like Pierre Berton before him, transforms historical research into high drama, elevating ordinary people who do extraordinary things into admirable folk heroes. I couldn’t put Canoe Country down once I started paddling into its narrative rapids.” —Rob Reid, Waterloo Region Record
“Roy MacGregor, one of Canada’s leading writers, has pulled together the history, the legends and personalities linked to this magical watercraft. . . . The result is a book that celebrates our love affair with the canoe and how the vessel shaped Canada in its early years and how it still plays a huge role in defining who we are as a people and in differentiating ourselves from Americans” —Bob Hepburn, Toronto Star
“MacGregor is, as he has always been, a compelling storyteller. . . . [Canoe Country] will appeal to those who love the Canadian wilderness and the canoe, but will also be a bit of an eye-opener to those urbanites who have never experienced either.” —Edith Cody-Rice, The Millstone
“Written by one of Canada’s most talented writers, Canoe Country is one of those rare ‘must reads.’” —


Ottawa Book Award for Non-Fiction FINALIST 2016

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