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Author Stephen Hume Retraces Simon Fraser's Steps

Posted: Monday, November 17, 2008

Journalist and poet Stephen Hume followed in Fraser's footsteps and canoe wake for four years. He studied fading maps and diaries in archives across North America, interviewed the descendants of people who aided Fraser and retraced Fraser's route across British Columbia's vast and varied landscape.

Stephen Hume’s book, Simon Fraser: In Search of Modern British Columbia, is the story of Fraser's great journey, but not solely from a historian's or biographer’s pen. Hume writes with his usual lyrical power based in a profound knowledge of the landscape and history of BC. Hume will visit the Vancouver Public Library for a special talk and book signing on Thursday, November 20 at 7:30pm (Central branch, 350 West Georgia Street, Alice McKay room).