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.