My Bookcase: The Geography of Canada
It’s been three years since I wrote up my top ten list geography books in a post called 50 Years a Geographer: My Top Ten books about Geography.
This list is a follow up to that effort with a particular focus on the geography and people of Canada. My approach was as follows:
1) Identify books in my bookcase that I had read about Canada or parts of Canada;
2) Given my travels, this tended to focus on British Columbia, Nunavut and the Maritimes;
3) My interest is on the literature of Place;
4) The books are organized ‘geographically ‘ from West to East.
I recognize that my list is constrained to those parts of Canada where I have lived and engaged with the landscape. Missing from my list are writers from the Prairies, Ontario and Quebec, as well as other parts of Atlantic Canada.
I also realize that my interest in place-based writing tends to focus on non-fiction, although there is considerable room for fiction and poetry.