Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Algonquin Voices - Selected Stories of Canoe Lake Women by Gaye I. Clemson

This book shares the life experiences of over 20 women, who led very different lives but had one common frame of reference. They all lived at one time or another on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park in the 20th Century. This book captures the stories of various aspects of their life on the lake as pioneers, business women, leaders and feminists from 1905 to the present. From Goodreads.

There was of course a reason to read this book. This summer my husband and I spent 11 days canoeing in Algonquin Park. Our start and finish of the trip was Canoe Lake.  It was interesting hearing about the hardship of the women who lived there but also how much they loved being there despite that. A very good book with lots of interesting stories and I enjoyed sitting by the side of Little Otterslide Lake reading it.

This book qualifies for:

Goodreads 2012 Reading Challenge,
2012 Ebook Challenge,  
A-Z  Book Challenge 2012,
2012 Where are you reading Challenge

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