From a Wooden Canoe


Jerry Dennis has earned a reputation as one of the finest writers on nature and the outdoors.  Now, in From a Wooden Canoe, he turns his attention to old passions and discovers new reasons to appreciate them.

This engaging collection explores the quintessential American sports of canoeing and camping and pays tribute to the things worth keeping, from wooden canoes to pocket knives to cast-iron skillets.  At a deeper level, it is about respect - for our possessions, for the natural world, for ourselves - and about the pleasures of a life well spent.

From a Wooden Canoe is a celebration of the good things and the simple pleasures of life outdoors.  it is a book to be treasured, to be read on winter evenings and rainy afternoons, and to be kept handy on a cabin shelf.