#77 Holiday/History

Achievements and foibles of one of Canada’s great light-keeping families


Cantwells’ Way: A Natural History of the Cape Spear Lightstation By James E. Candow, $22.95 (pb) 9781552666722, 160 pp. Fernwood Publishing, June 2014 When history meets exposition, the product can be illuminating, even enlightening. When it meets storytelling, it’s magic. Cantwells’ Way easily conjures the latter in the deft hands of author James Candow. In this taut, tremendously well-told story, we learn about the certainties, foibles, and achievements…

Finding her voice


Women’s personalities and achievements are often overlooked and effaced if the “official” history. Joan Sullivan highlights 3 books in which historical women tell their own tales