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DREAMSCAPES SPRING/SUMMER 2017 54 C anadian stories told by Canadian writers are even more gripping when the storyline unfolds in places we get to see with our own eyes. Even though a good novel, biography, short story or verse can be highly enjoyable for arm- chair adventurers, just think of the special connections you make when given the chance to walk right into them as well. Wilderness hiking, for instance, might be more meaningful this summer in light of Farley Mowat's activism for the natural environment. The Celtic soul of Cape Breton will certainly linger longer if we first read Alistair MacLeod`s novel No Great Mis- chief or Ann-Marie MacDonald's Fall on Your Knees. The next Winnipeg experience might introduce you to Mennonite lifestyles as told by novelist Miriam Toews. And in this 150 th year of Confederation, why not see Prince Edward Island in the company of Lucy Maud Montgomery or explore Southern Ontario's cottage country through the eyes of Stephen Leacock? Canadian storytelling continues to enrich our homeland travel with unusual perspec- tives. Here are a few more favourites: BUCHANS, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR As inspired by Michael Crummey In the trust and authenticity of a local son, we come to a better understanding of New- foundland's isolation where the harsh realities of everyday life mix with the levity of those Irish ancestors rising up from beneath the soil. Delve into such tales by Michael Crummey in his Flesh and Blood short stories, in his novel Galore, and in Sweetland, and you may notice the fictional mining community of Black Rock strongly resembles the actual town of Buchans, the author's birthplace. Buchans is located on the waterways of interior Newfoundland, a remote region shared with visitors usually heading to the west coast or northbound to Gros Morne National Park and L'Anse aux TRAVEL SLEUTH >> BY JANE STOKES DS ABOVE: Tour Western Brook Pond Fjord in Newfoundland. Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism OPPOSITE TOP: Place Jacques-Cartier. © Tourisme Montréal, Stéphan Pouli OPPOSITE BOTTOM: Cruising in the 1000 Islands, Ontario. The Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation-OTMPC ENRICHED BY LITERARY WORKS A LITTLE CANADIAN FICTION BASED ON FACTS COULD STOP YOU IN YOUR TRACKS.

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