written by Stephen W. Meader
novel tells the story of Jim Vanderbeck and his family during the
winter of 1931-32 in the wilderness north of Thunder Bay, Ontario
where they lived in the town of Nakina.
The Vanderbecks made their living
guiding hunters and sportsmen and by trapping. That winter Jim was
eighteen and his brother Lindsay was sixteen. The Depression had
reduced the number of sportsmen coming north to hunt and fish, and
the income they generated for the Vanderbecks. With their father
hospitalized in Toronto, Jim and Lindsay had to take over the business
of running the family's traplines. Their success was critical to
the family's livelihood.
What distinguishes this story among
so many other great outdoor tales is that the Vanderbecks are real
people. This book is based on the actual diaries Jim kept that winter.
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