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Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and Other Stories from Desolation Sound (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 15. Oktober 2010


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Adventures in Solitude Young Grant Lawrence's father bought a piece of land next to the park in the 1970s, just in time to encounter the gun-toting cougar lady, left-over hippies, outlaw bikers and an assortment of other characters. Full description

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An Hillarious account about my Summer Boating destination. 12. August 2011
Von Elisa Rolston - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
I started reading this book at Pender Harbour which is where my family went every summer. When the author was talking about "racing" to catch the ferry and getting seasick on the Sunshine Coast highway it seemed like he was talking about my own childhood.

I went boating with my family to Desolation Sound many summers during my childhood, but I didn't know half of the information about the history of the place. I never knew about the "Cougar Lady" or any of those people.

When we went boating this summer, we where chatting about many of the locations that the author talks about. It was fascinating to find remnants of an old homestead that we didn't even know about. We even found one of the huge walnut trees next to an old outhouse. It was fascinating.

Thankfully, I was too young to know much about the Lund Pub, but we really enjoy Nancy's Bakery these days. Lund has definitely gone through some upgrades since I was a kid.

The in-depth accounts of the psychological effects that happened to people who tried to live "off the grid" are really good too. People often have very "romantic" notions about living "off the grid" or "exiting civilization" and I think the chapters about people who did that and then slowly went "nuts" as a result is a good reality check. Adventures in Solitude
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If you like Bill Bryson or Garrison Keillor... 20. Oktober 2012
Von stuartm - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
...you'll enjoy Grant Lawrence's first book.

In many ways this feels like a travel book - Grant conveys a real sense of place as he takes you to Desolation Sound (found on the west coast of British Columbia, at the top Georgia Strait and east of Vancouver Island). But this is as much an autobiography and reminiscence as it is about this obscure corner of the world.

The book is the better for this personal perspective. We learn about Desolation Sound and its quirky residents through the eyes of Grant Lawrence, from his reluctant childhood introduction to this Canadian Outback through to his fully embrace of its charms as an adult.

The stories Grant relates are often funny and more than occasionally touching. Grant's wry, self-deprecating wit and matter of fact prose will remind readers of Bill Bryson or Garrison Keillor. Make no misatke though, Grant's voice is his own.

Reading Adventures in Solitude, we see Desolation Sound through eyes that are keen in their insight and affectionate in their gaze. The best compliment I can give is that I spent much of the book looking at Google Maps and dreaming of a summer vacation past the end of the road.
Makes a great gift. 9. Oktober 2014
Von Christina Marie Kimball - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch Verifizierter Kauf
We read out loud to each other often as we live on our boat and sail often, a perfect activity for our lifestyle. These stories are funny, filled with history and reminders to live life well. We are ready for the next book that Grant writes.

We have bought a boat load of copies to hand to friends. We read to them during their visits with us. One chapter and they are hooked. We send them home with their own copy.

Makes a great gift.
Desolation Sound 14. Oktober 2012
Von Wayne J. Lutz - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
When I wrote 'Up the Lake: Coastal British Columbia Stories' I attempted to do what Grant Lawrence did so successfully with this book. His adventures are in the same area as mine, but I've limited most of my explorations to Powell Lake and its floating cabins. What a tremendous region, as captured by one of CBC's best-know commentators. This book shows how easily a person can be changed by the surrounding environment -- from a youth that turns his head away from the beauties of living in remote areas to a more mature (but fun-loving) attitude toward this wonderful section of British Columbia. Coastal BC is one of the few areas in the world where the population has deceased in the past century, and that's part of it's charm. For an off-the-grid adventure, tune in to the charm Desolation Sound with Grant Lawrence.
Great Read 1. Februar 2012
Von Dirk Dangler - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
Excellent wandering review of BC's beautiful Desolation Sound and some of the wild and weird characters that were remains of times past. This area of Canada is still hauntingly beautiful and for the most part untouched by industry and the author takes us on his personal journey from young man to adult in this special place. Terrific read, well worth it!
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