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A year of living beside my wetlands, a lifetime of personal stories.

“A dazzling meditation on history and nature.”   —Alberto Manguel

“Beautifully written, deeply felt without succumbing to cheap sentiment . . . a celebration of finding one’s place in the world.”   —Times-Colonist

“Genuinely heartbreaking. . . . Vividly described. . . . Szanto is acutely, almost painfully, sensitive to the world outside his front door.   —National Post

“Lushly rendered. . . . An earthy, homespun and voyeuristically satisfying book.”   —Kirkus Reviews

“A moving and very thoughtful memoir of George Szanto’s lifelong dance between literature and adventure, wanderlust and home.”   —Ronald Wright

“Watching his bogland on Gabriola Island as its life revolves around the circuit of seasons has put George Szanto at the perfect vantage point for reflection and story-telling.”   —Myrna Kostash

“Szanto writes with wonderful lucidity, never leaving the reader, always circling back to the essence of things.”   —Susan Crean




ALV Always Love a Villain, the fourth novel in the Islands Investigations International series is now in bookstores!


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