Love in the Land of the Caribou

I just finished reading “Love in the Land of the Caribou.” It’s an enlightening book about survival in the Boreal forest, about animals, be they friend or foe, about facing each day not sure if survival is possible, learning to eat plants – but above all, getting more of a glimpse into the traditional life of the First Nation’s people.
The Canadian author, Genevieve Montcombroux, a French-born and raised girl, has spent 32 years living in the northern bush, six years even in the Arctic, she knows about survival firsthand. But she did not write about that, instead, she takes us on the dangerous, romantic journey of two people, one white, one native, lost in the wilderness, and in an entertaining, sometimes breathtaking way she enlightens and educates us about “The Land of the Caribou.” I learned a lot, and I mean A LOT about the traditional way of life and must say, I am amazed that it was not a hard but very interesting lesson.
I recommend this book to all who are truly interested in knowing more about the life history of our native people we know nothing about. The little we know is superfluous.
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Author: - there was so much I never talked about and now, that my memoir "We Don't Talk About That" is written I can't stop talking about it. And the reviews I get are awesome; so I think this book needed to be written. Interesting that I receive many e-mails from people who read the book and now tell me their similar stories... Did I open "a can of worms?" I think there are so many people who carry a heavy memory load and they do need to "unload". But interesting enough, even more people want to know MORE of my life and therefore I am working on a sequel.

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  1. Sounds like a very good book which you just read. It also seems to have lifted your spirits. I hope your health improves and that we will get together sometime soon with our friends, the Tale Spinners.

    Take care and stay well, Giselle.

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