Harley Rustad's favourite Canadian book of 2018: Lands of Lost Borders by Kate Harris
As the year draws to a close, CBC Books is asking Canadian writers to share their favourite books of 2018. Harley Rustad is Toronto-based author, journalist and editor. His nonfiction book Big Lonely Doug, started out as a magazine article about Canada's second largest Douglas-fir tree and one logger's effort to preserve it.
- How Harley Rustad's award-winning magazine article about saving a tree grew into the book Big Lonely Doug
"Lands of Lost Borders by Kate Harris. Deftly imagined and sublimely told, Kate Harris's debut memoir set cycling the Silk Road probes notions of the modern-day explorer who confronts borders and wonders where limits truly lie — in facing the lines on a map or the walls inside us all. Sensitive, profound, and observant, I implore anyone to read this book and refrain from underlining the innumerable, glimmering gems of prose."
- Kate Harris travelled 10,000 km through 10 countries across the Silk Road, then wrote a book about it