Thursday, February 23, 2012

Great Dames edited by Elspeth Cameron and Janice Dickin


I thought that I'd find this anthology of "mini biographies" of female Canadian pioneers to be inspiring... rather, I found it boring.  It's a collection of stories about women who broke into the world of men upon various frontiers: medicine, literature, and indeed earlier pioneering by the likes of Susanna Moodie and Catherine Parr Trail.  I picked up the book solely because I love reading about the pioneer sisters, however I was disappointed with the overall reading.

1 comment:

Medea said...

Oh that's too bad! I've learned that nonfiction doesn't have to be dry and it is a real shame when it is.