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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Filed under: News


Tourism Saskatchewan is inviting visitors to the beautiful Southwest to come away from their holiday with some great Saskatchewan books. On their Discover the Southwest website, Tourism Saskatchewan lists several books that provide a deeper understanding of people and places in Southwest Saskatchewan. A Country Boy: Sussex to the Canadian West by R. D. Symons (Hagios Press, 2013) tops the list and the website includes a few words about the author:  R. D. (Robert David) Symons was a Saskatchewan naturalist, game warden and rancher, revered for his writing, paintings and illustrations. He left behind a substantive legacy and his books are considered classics.

 Other books included on this list are: A Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory from a Prairie Landscape by Candace Savage; The Great Sand Hills: A Prairie Oasis by Rebecca L. Grambo with photographs by Branimir Gjetvaj; and Wolf Willow: A History, a Story, and a Memory of the Last Plains Frontier, by Wallace Stegner.

 A Country Boy: Sussex to the Canadian West by R. D. Symons was the inaugural title for the Hagios Prairie Classics series which features present new editions of neglected or as yet unpublished master works of prairie literature in the genres of short fiction, poetry and nonfiction.


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