HUDSON’S BAY COINCIDENCE
I love it when books, articles or magazines I’m reading serendipitously intersect with a common subject matter. I began reading Into the Heart of the Country by Pauline Holdstock (a 2011 novel about explorer/scientist Samuel Hearne and his Native wife) on the same day my summer issue of Geist (No. 101) arrived. I decided to read them side by side and, lo and behold, I got to “Tall Tales at Bloody Falls” by Daniel Francis, his review of Emilie Cameron’s Far Off Metal River, another book about Hearne. I’m delighted with the coincidence and have learned so much about 1700s Canadian history as a result.
Thanks for your eclectic, educational and entirely readable magazine.