"The Big Swim" Book Tour by Bus
Carrie Saxifrage, author of The Big Swim, Coming Ashore in a World Adrift is hitting the road on a cross country tour. Carrie Saxifrage is a journalist and author whose work on First Nations responses to the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline has garnered significant critical acclaim. Her research and analytic skills were honed as an environmental lawyer in the US. Now she writes for the Vancouver Observer and homesteads on a remote BC island.
The Big Swim In this compelling and unusual memoir, Carrie seeks out the places where science meets self-discover. She explores significant subjects such as sustainable forestry, nature-centered philosophy and First nations culture to discover that the greatest adventure is learning to align how you live with what you love. Carrie would love to see you at one of her stops across the country to share some of the many tools she has discovered to help meet the many challenges humanity is facing today.
March 6, 7 pm
Book Launch, Vancouver, BC
The book will be presented at 8, and dancing will follow. The book will be for sale at the event and there will be a cash bar
MUST RSVP TO ATTEND: [email protected]
April 1 , 7 pm
Chapters. 1395 Hillside Dr, Unit 4
April 2, 7 pm
Owl's Nest Books, 815A 49 Avenue SW
April 4, 7 pm
McNally Robinson, Unit 4000, 1120 Grant Ave
April 7, 6 pm
Northern Woman's Bookstore, 65 South Court Street
Thunder Bay, ON
April 9, 7 pm
Sault College, 443 Northern Avenue
hosted by Clean North book sales by Coles
Sault Ste Marie, ON
Chapters, 1425 Kingsway Rd
April 16, 7pm
Another Story Book Shop, 315 Roncesvalles Ave
Earth Day April 22, 7 pm
Praise for The Big Swim
A stunningly beautiful memoir about a world that I love. Carrie Saxifrage is a poet not just of the natural world but also of the heart, and reading her book is like walking through these landscapes with a wise and knowledgeable guide; with every chapter you turn a corner onto another unexpected and breathtaking vista. She has a keen, compassionate eye for human foibles, and I found myself laughing out loud on one page and brushing away tears on the next. I read straight through. I did not want this journey to end -Ruth Ozeki, 2013 Finalist for the Booker Mann Prize for A Tale for the Time Being, author of All Over Creation and My Year of Meats
In a flash of inspiration, Carrie Saxifrage has invented the climate change memoir. Beautifully crafted, often touching and unexpectedly funny, here is your handbook to living deeply in perilous times -J.B. MacKinnon, author of The 100-Mile Diet and The Once and Future World.
The Big Swim is a riveting read. Carrie Saxifrage takes us with her to some of the west's most precious wild gems while reflecting on parenting, life, love, the beauty around us and it's fragility. It's Eat, Pray, Love for the climate era. I couldn't put it down. -Tzeporah Berman, author of This Crazy Time.