Distant Fires, by Anderson, Scott
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- ISBN: 9780816655038 | 0816655030
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 9/12/2008
"The waves on Lake Superior nearly splattered them all over the cliffs, and mosquitoes almost ate them alive in the Boundary Waters. Halfway through the three-month trip, they buried their underwear. But who needs underwear when you#x19;re 22 years old and living out the adventure of a boyhood dream?" - St. Paul Pioneer Press " Distant Fires, a true-life adventure, describes a 1,700-mile canoe trip from Duluth to York Factory on Hudson Bay. Anderson and a companion retraced the paddles taken by Eric Sevareid and a companion almost sixty years earlier. Their trials and tribulations, plus Anderson#x19;s sense of humor, make the trip fun in book form. Pen-and-ink illustrations are by noted Minnesota wildlife artist Les Kouba." - Minneapolis Star Tribune "Distant Fires is a voyage of discovery. Scott Anderson is an inquisitive traveler, and when he sees something that piques his interest, he stops for a chat. He also has a marvelous eye for the natural world that surrounds him in his summerlong journey. He is a natural-born writer." - Duluth News Tribune "Some of [Anderson#x19;s] phrasing is very happy indeed: #x18;the resting place of the rivers.#x19; I wish I had written that." -Eric Sevareid