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Houseboat chronicles

notes from a life in Shield country

by Jake MacDonald

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  • 39 Currently reading

Published by McClelland & Stewart in Toronto .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Canadian Shield,
  • Canadian Shield.,
  • Canada
    • Subjects:
    • MacDonald, Jake, 1949- -- Homes and haunts -- Canadian Shield.,
    • Authors, Canadian -- Homes and haunts -- Canadian Shield.,
    • Authors, Canadian -- 20th century -- Biography.,
    • Wilderness areas -- Canadian Shield.,
    • Journalists -- Canada -- Biography.,
    • Outdoor life -- Canadian Shield.,
    • Houseboats -- Canadian Shield.,
    • Canadian Shield -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.,
    • Canadian Shield -- Social life and customs.,
    • Canadian Shield -- Description and travel.,
    • Canadian Shield -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJake MacDonald.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR9199.3.M3113 Z474 2002
      The Physical Object
      Pagination291 p. ;
      Number of Pages291
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3648303M
      ISBN 100771054033
      LC Control Number2002489025

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