Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Sointula by Bill Gaston

On a tiny island just off the northernwestern tip of Vancouver Island is a fishing village named Sointula -- a Finnish word meaning 'place of harmony'. It was settled by Finnish immigrants in 1901, seeking an island utopia.

In his fifth novel, Gaston gives us equal parts light and dark, compassion and irony, the story of a modern-day female Don Quixote, who is joined on her quest by a would-be travel writer, an awkward, profane, funny and unforgettable Sancho Panza

1 comment:

Monique said...

Hi Janice,
I used to work at Raincoast, which published Sointula. I love your handmade book reviews. They are gorgeous!

Have you had a look at Barbara Hodgson's Trading in Memories?

She does a similar thing with her travel journals and collages.

I've been helping with her website and I can't get enough of the handmade books and collages.