Keeping watch, seeing home
- Harry Thurston (Author)
A Place Between the Tides: A Naturalist's Reflections on the Salt Marsh. Greystone Books
- Wayne Grady (Author)
Bringing Back the Dodo: Lessons in Natural and Unnatural History. McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
Reviewed by Charles Dawson
“An essay,” Wayne Grady writes, “is a pearl that began with an irritating grain of sand.” The incisive, witty, and delightful pearls in Bringing Back the Dodo demonstrate Grady’s sense of what an essay can do, of how of it might meander, snoop, and swoop across time and ideas, thereby depositing the reader in new places. Most of the essays began life as extended columns in Canada’s explore magazine, from which pages acted as “seedbe […more…]