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Trevor Herriot -- Book Launch

Friday May 09 2014 7:00 pm, Saskatoon, Travel Alcove
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Event type: reading, signing

The Road is How: A Prairie Pilgrimage through Nature, Desire and Soul (HarperCollins)

We hear every day about how we are messing up the world – melting glaciers, destroying forests, and eating our way toward empty oceans and grasslands. It’s the road we’ve been on for a long time and it looks to be the road ahead.

Trevor Herriot’s new book, The Road is How, suggests that while you and I may not be able to change that road, we can choose how we walk it, how we move forward on it, encounter it in our individual lives as imperfect creatures of flesh and spirit. In The Road is How, Herriot takes us on a three day walk down a prairie road through a geography mapped by memory, story, argument and natural history. Before the trip is over, we find ourselves considering afresh the possibility that changing how we move through life may be the only way to influence the larger social, political and cultural forces that shape the human path in the wild world.

An invitation to find out for ourselves how the road might be walked, The Road is How traces one naturalist’s quest, in the second half of life, to renew the bonds of nature, family, community and place.

Trevor Herriot is an award-winning author, naturalist and speaker. His first book, River in a Dry Land, received several national awards and was nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction. Grass, Sky, Song was a Globe and Mail Top 100 book and was shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-Fiction and the Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction. He has written two radio documentaries for CBC’s Ideas and is a regular guest on CBC Radio Saskatchewan’s Blue Sky. He lives in Regina with his family.


Grass, Sky, Song

- Trevor Herriot

Trade paperback $22.99
Reader Reward Price: $20.69

Published to wide acclaim, this beautiful meditation on the fate of grassland birds has been praised for its profound wisdom and lyrical grace. Herriot, in a narrative that is at once intimate and informative, argues for the essential nature of these tiny creatures. He invites us into the unique world of dedicated scientists, passionate naturalists and such historical figures as 19th-century botanist John Macoun, the last naturalist to see the Great Plains in its pre-settlement grandeur.
      Now in a beautiful paperback edition with flaps, illustrated with the author's delicate black-and-white drawings, Grass, Sky, Song is a blending of personal experience, history, philosophy and scientific research. Filled with evocative "sidebar" descriptions of threatened birds, from the sharp-tailed grouse to the chestnutcollared longspur, this graceful book demonstrates why Trevor Herriot is regarded as one of Canada's finest non-fiction writers.