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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 for their favourite titles of 2018.
Harley Rustad​ recommends reading Lands of Lost Borders by Kate Harris.​ (Harley Rustad/Penguin Random House Canada)

As the year draws to a close, CBC Books is asking Canadian writers to share their favourite books of 2018Harley 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.  

Rustad​ recommends reading Lands of Lost Borders by Kate Harris.​

"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."

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