Cottage Daze

Cottage Daze

by James Ross
     
 

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The comfort food of cottage life books — satisfying, unforgettable, and inevitably nostalgic.

Cottage Daze celebrates life at the cottage where the cottage is the main character, and family, friends, pets, and fellow cottagers are the supporting cast. Whether writing about cottage routine ("First Ski," "Of Mice and Men,"

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The comfort food of cottage life books — satisfying, unforgettable, and inevitably nostalgic.

Cottage Daze celebrates life at the cottage where the cottage is the main character, and family, friends, pets, and fellow cottagers are the supporting cast. Whether writing about cottage routine ("First Ski," "Of Mice and Men," "Cottage Guests"), cottage tasks ("Splitting Wood," "Boat Launch"), nature ("A Gathering of Loons," "The Sting," "Autumn Spell"), cottage fun ("The Cottage Duel"), or cottage touchstones ("Start the Day," "Bonfire," "The Perfect Storm"), the stories are told with humour, compassion, insight, and nostalgia.

Who doesn't remember sitting in a frigid lake, trying to help a youngster get up on water skis for the first time, launching a boat while the whole world seems to be watching, or getting caught up in a nest of wasps? This collection of stories, elegantly organized into four seasons (spring, summer, autumn, and winter), will make readers laugh, cry, and long to be at the cottage a "must have" for every cottage bookshelf.

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Editorial Reviews

Lakes of the Woods
The thread runs chronologically, from opening the camp to closing it and everything in between tells staple stories that transcend the cottage culture across Canada and through generations.
The Echo Haliburton County
Filled with amusing anecdotes of previous summer shenanigans, Cottage Daze explores the feeling that a cottage adds to a relaxing, enjoyable summer.
From the Publisher
In 160 pages this engaging journalist chronicles episodes at his Muskoka cottage. Ross’s Muskoka island cottage is a place where he enjoys adventures and misadventures in all seasons. His robust sense of humour and adventure are nicely balanced with insight about nature and the human condition.
Lloyd Robertson
James Ross takes us deep inside the Canadian cottage experience, savouring its endless wonders, laughing at the frustrations. You'll hear the loons, marvel at the golden sunsets, and smell the firewood.You are at the cottage.
Muskoka Magazine
In 160 pages this engaging journalist chronicles episodes at his Muskoka cottage. Ross's Muskoka island cottage is a place where he enjoys adventures and misadventures in all seasons. His robust sense of humour and adventure are nicely balanced with insight about nature and the human condition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781459704459
Publisher:
Dundurn Press
Publication date:
05/22/2012
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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From the Publisher
"James Ross takes us deep inside the Canadian cottage experience, savouring its endless wonders, laughing at the frustrations. You'll hear the loons, marvel at the golden sunsets, and smell the firewood.You are at the cottage."

Meet the Author

James Ross has a degree in journalism and has worked as a newspaper reporter, cowboy, mountain guide, museum curator, dogsledder, movie stuntman, animal trainer, photo double, and freelance writer. He enjoys adventures and misadventures at his Muskoka island cottage and livesin Bracebridge, Ontario.

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