In this anthology of rollicking good writing, James MacKinnon takes a booze-fueled, satiric road trip to Reno on "The Loneliest Road in America," and Scott Russell Sanders and his dinner guests decide to stay put and eat their lentil soup in the middle of a tornado.
Susan Olding finds herself coaching a high-school cheerleading squad: "Short skirts! Tight tops!"
Deborah Campbell seeks out the rare white Kermode bear—considered a relative by the Kitasoo/Xai’xais peoples she visits in Klemtu— in a part of her coastal backyard she’s never seen before.
And Jake MacDonald recalls growing up duck-hunting with the old man and his cronies, in a lost era redolent with garlic sausage, wet wool and Black Label beer.
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