Tracing Land and Dream in A New Northwest PassageBook Club Kit - 2014
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.