[PDF/EBOOK] Boundless Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage by Kathleen Winter

Summary Boundless Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage

The long awaited follow up to Annabel and Kathleen Winter’s first work of narrative nonfictionIn 2010 bestselling author Kathleen Winter took a journey across the storied Northwest Passage among marine scientists historians archaeologists anthropologists and curious passengers From Greenland to Baffin Island and all along the passage Winter bears witness to the new math of the melting North where polar bears mate with grizzlies creating a new hybrid species; where the earth is on the cusp of yielding so much buried treasu. Afforded the opportunity to take passage on a ship journeying through the Northwest passage Winter jumps at the chance What follows are her thoughts on the land fellow passengers the ship itself and the connectedness to the land the animals and those who journeyed here before her many such as the Franklin Expedition who lost their livesPart travelogue part memoir this lyrical book written with uiet elegance and poetic beauty really appealed to me Her musings and thoughts about so many things the two Inuit women on the ship who really helped her understand their diminishing culture the geologist who taught her the importance of rocks a musician who became a real friend and the things she sees and feels struck just the right chord This book makes one think of one s relation to the land they live in the original people who belong to the Arctic and what is being taken away What we are willing to do to keep and further the lifestyles in which we live Such a beautifully described journey which also triggered memories from Winter s own past The pictures included in the book are wonderfulThis journey changed the way the author looked at things her relationship with the past and the land people s cultures I loved it and keep thinking about the uestions posed from reading this book maybe it changed me a little too

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Boundless Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage

Ke the route his father never travelled except in his beloved song “The Northwest Passage” which he performs both as anthem and lament at sea And she guides us through her own personal odyssey emigrating from England to Canada as a child and discovering both what was lost and what was gained as a result of that journeyIn breathtaking prose charged with vivid descriptions of the land and its people Kathleen Winter’s Boundless is a haunting and powerful story and a homage to the ever evolving and magnetic power of the Nor. A favorite writer travel to the Canadian far north stories about Newfoundland and Montreal what s not to love Much of this book was wonderful but a chunk of it was also a bit muchPro The author gave me a pretty good idea that this is a cruise that I would love I also enjoyed the personal stories about the author and her life Con At times it was just too lyrical not down to earth enough so personal that it was almost mystical and so I was unable to relate I honestly tried to capture all that the author wanted to share but sometimes it just didn t work for me

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Re that five nations stand poised to claim sovereignty of the land; and where the local Inuit population struggles to navigate the tension between taking part in the new global economy and defending their traditional way of lifeThroughout the journey she also learns from fellow passengers Aaju Peter and Bernadette Dean who teach her about Inuit society past and present She bonds with Nathan Rogers son of the late Canadian icon Stan Rogers who died in a plane crash when Nathan was nearly four years old Nathan’s uest is to ta. This book like few others had a truly feeling sensual effective way of getting through to me the vital importance of LAND and the messages it can Winter says give to us directly if only we would listen There were times during this read the beginning and the end most effectively I think that I felt a real peace and calm truly physically as I read And even as I write this I struggle to put into words Winter s message as it s so ethereal and almost spiritual I would give this book 35 stars if I could There s no doubt that it needed to be written and that is deserves one piece in what needs to be a vast mosaic of voices about the far north I need to read and I will Winter is a true listener and that is evident in her writing At times I stumbled over what felt like choppy writing but perhaps that is because of what I mentioned that this message about the spirituality of untouched land is so hard to articulate And really my point is almost irrelevant with regard to underlying message that Winter is sharing that the north belongs to no one and that it needs protection before it too is swallowed up by economics and short sighted greed And it s not just the land but all that is related the people the animals everything I really felt her message I also now really want to get on to some of Winter s fiction I have Annabel on my shelf I d like to see how she handles molds shapes her thoughts into fiction


10 thoughts on “Boundless Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage

  1. says:

    Afforded the opportunity to take passage on a ship journeying through the Northwest passage Winter jumps at the chance What follows are her thoughts on the land fellow passengers the ship itself and the connectedness to the land the animals and those who journeyed here before her many such as the Franklin Expe

  2. says:

    BoundlessKathleen Winter’s subtitle is ‘Adventures in the Northwest Passage’ At times she refers to her jo

  3. says:

    BOTW Teresa Gallagher reads Kathleen Winter's story of her journey as the Writer in Residence on a boat travelling through the Northwest Passage and how the voyage became as much an exploration of her own roots as a venture into the a

  4. says:

    From BBC Radio 4 Book of the WeekTeresa Gallagher reads Kathleen Winter's story of her journey as the Writer in Residence on a boat travelling through the Northwest Passage and how the voyage became as much an exploration of her own roots as a venture into the arctic ice fields

  5. says:

    An absolutely wonderful book Kathleen Winters approaches her voyage into the high Arctic as a spiritual seeker than your typical travel writer She longs for an experience of landscape rather than an intellectual examination

  6. says:

    This book like few others had a truly feeling? sensual? effective? way of getting through to me the vital importance of LAND and the messages it can Winter says give to us directly if only we would listen There were times during this read the beginning and the end most effectively I think that I felt a real peace and calm truly phy

  7. says:

    A favorite writer travel to the Canadian far north stories about Newfoundland and Montreal what's not to love? Much of this book was wonderful but a chunk of it was also a bit muchPro The author gave me a pretty good idea that this is a cruise that I would love I also enjoyed the personal stories about the author and her life Con At times it was just too lyrical not down to earth enough so personal that it was almost m

  8. says:

    The name the Northwest Passage is not written on world maps it is an idea rather than a place I'd long felt the power of that idea pull me in a way I couldn't fully understand Author Kathleen Winter found herself at the intersection of a nice bit of synchronicity friends had just advised her to always have a bag packed in

  9. says:

    I was expecting a writing mix of history science and personal experience but this book was personal an introspective journey through the Northwest Passage You get to know the writer and the other members of the I want to say 'cruise' but that's not right and you start to see Canada as a land with two identities superimpos

  10. says:

    A beautiful poignant and lyrical book about a trip that Kathleen took through the Northwest passage Along with many others she travelled on a ship and explored the region This is a gorgeous reflective book It moves at a slow pace but it is full of reverence for the land its history and the people who live in this region I have new respect both for Kathleen and the North