Boundless

Boundless

Tracing Land and Dream in A New Northwest Passage

Book Club Kit - 2014
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Now available in paperback, bestselling author Kathleen Winter's arctic travel memoir Boundless, finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction and the RBC Taylor Prize.

In 2010, bestselling author Kathleen Winter took a journey across the storied Northwest Passage, among marine scientists, historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, and curious passengers. From Greenland to Baffin Island and all along the passage, Winter bears witness to the new math of the melting North -- where polar bears mate with grizzlies, creating a new hybrid species; where the earth is on the cusp of yielding so much buried treasure that five nations stand poised to claim sovereignty of the land; and where the local Inuit population struggles to navigate the tension between taking part in the new global economy and defending their traditional way of life. And she guides us through her own personal odyssey, emigrating from England to Canada as a child and discovering both what was lost and what was gained as a result of that journey.

A finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction and the RBC Taylor Prize, Kathleen Winter's Boundless is a haunting and powerful story, and an homage to the ever-evolving and magnetic power of the North.

Publisher: Toronto : House of Anansi Press, 2014
ISBN: 9781770899919
9781770893993
Branch Call Number: 910.916327 WIN NVD
Characteristics: 264 pages, [16] p. of plates : color illustrations., map ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Boundless

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randalljay
Jun 20, 2016

The pre-cruise biographical content didn't do much for me and I began to skip over it. She did not give me a good feel for the areas she traveled through...just relatively brief descriptions.

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becker
Jun 17, 2015

This book was a lovely reading experience and Kathleen Winter is a gifted writer who does a great job conjuring up images of the far north. My only complaint is that I would have preferred if she had fully focused on the Northwest Passage trip instead of adding the sections about her personal life which always felt to me like interruptions to the narrative.

ontherideau May 07, 2015

Reading this book is like lifting rocks, expecting to find ants and instead releasing butterflies. No offence to ants meant.

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ms_mustard
Mar 23, 2015

what a wonderfully thoughtful, stirring account of a voyage - physical, emotional and other-worldly.

I appreciate Kathleen Winter's slant both here and in Annabel.

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bronteside
Sep 24, 2014

This book is so beautiful. A talented writer who takes a short voyage to the Arctic,and returns home- changed.
Not an Eat, pray, love kind of quest..nor it's rugged poorer cousin- Wild.
This is more than a story about Canada's northern geography. It is a story about solitude , isolation, loneliness and greed. The scene with the polar bear will break your heart.
An easy five stars for its exquisite prose.

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