Geist - - Letters - —Roz Bur­nell, Kam­loops BC Read more of Daniel Fran­cis’s work at

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.

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