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--Steven Bailey, Grade 2
While prairie historian Candace Savage makes no reference to Freud in A Geography of Blood, an
engrossing and unexpectedly page-turning account of day trips in (and research about) sparsely
populated southwestern Saskatchewan, motifs of trauma, repression or recollection appear on
practically every page. Savage’s desire to publicly disinter “lost” scenes from Canada’s early days also
serves an environmental and social good for our collective consciousness.
Across 11 succinct chapters, Savage artfully blends an assortment of genres: travelogue, memoir,
detective story, philosophy and history. To her credit, she transforms a “nothing little ramble to
nowheresville” into a subtle and mournful (but humour-flecked) meditation on the relationship between
present, future and past. And, as with exceptional tour guides, her unabashed enthusiasm for the
material becomes wholly infectious.
--Brett Joseph Grabisic, Globe and Mail
Savage, a deep thinker from Saskatoon, specializes in writing smart but concise essays about the
evolution and meaning of female archetypes (Beauty Queens, Cowgirls) and natural history (The
Nature of Wolves, Mother Nature).
--Donna Lypchuk, Globe and Mail
Almost every page of Prairie has a stunning photograph, a clarifying map or an illustration, all expertly
woven together to relate to the history, beauty, uniqueness and diversity of the prairie... Candace
Savage’s text is not only readable, but often poetic.
...an eye for the unusual and the absurd.... a flair for placing the reader immediately in the scene
through evocative and humourous use of language.
-- Katherine Gordon, Globe and Mail
There's a startling intimacy to this literary encounter from which most readers are likely to emerge well
educated, informed, and curiously changed.
-- Robert J. Wiersema, Quill and Quire
When I try to put a person to the voice in this latest book [Prairie], I imagine an enthusiastic young
professor of natural sciences (all of them), who has a limited tolerance for exclusive scientific
jargon....Contemporary science is her tool for the discovery of the miraculous and aw-inspiring in
nature....This book is for readers.
--David Carpenter, Globe and Mail
Candace Savage’s writing has the quality of a camping trip's romantic whisper; a "special" friend rousing
you in the middle of the night to come out and enjoy some best kept secret, some unseen,
unappreciated miracle of nature that you wouldn't otherwise know about.
--Chris DeVio, CD Syndicated
Recently I purchased your book "Wizard" at a 2nd hand bookstore. I can't say I knew what to expect but
reading your book was informative and enjoyable. It was a very pleasant surprise. After reading the
book I noticed a reference to itself inside the cover as being juvenile. I like to think of myself as young so
this is reassuring. I am a 50 plus guy. The book was extremely well illustrated too. This book was so
good I will seek out some of your other writings. Praise praise praise,
-- Don, Des Moines, Iowa, Dec. 24, 2010
Just read WITCH. Fantastic book. Thank you. I am in the middle of researching a screenplay that has a
(you guessed it) witch as one of the main characters. Yours was the first of 30 or so books I plan to read
on the subject. And, boy, was it the right book to read first. Now every account I find will fit into a
cohesive framework of the image of witch throughout time. Very helpful.
-- Charles, January 14, 2011
I have been looking through your book [Prairie] and I am truly moved. It is gorgeous – the maps,
photographs, etc. Your writing is beautiful, insightful and moving... I am convinced it could be a very
useful tool for conservation.
-- Martha Kaufman, World Wildlife Fund, March 25, 2011
The sweetest new book that I’ve read so far this millennium is Candace Savage’s Bees: Nature’s Little
Wonders... (click to download and read the full review)
-- Thomas D. Seeley