Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Book Notes: Charlotte Gray's Gold Diggers

Book reviewing may be dying in the newspapers, but with praise like this on the editorial page, who needs it?
Something has gone awry over the past decade and a half in Canadian non-fiction writing: Charlotte Gray has not won one of the country’s leading book prizes. Perhaps this year, that oversight will be corrected, once judges get to read her latest book, Gold Diggers.

What a fascinating, rich account Ms. Gray’s book presents of one of the most astonishing moments in Canadian history: the Klondike gold rush.
-- from Jeffrey Simpson's column in the Globe and Mail today.

(Meanwhile a British newspaper headlines "The lonely death of the real-life Charlotte Gray." But that's someone else entirely.)
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