Barkskins, A Novel by Annie Proulx, the author of The Shipping News and a half-dozen other enjoyable books. Barkskins is 713 pages of unputdownable delight. It is not often that you can say that about a multi-generational history. It is a history of Canada and the United States and the timber industry. My wife is a Canadian whose family was employed in the timber industry, and I enjoy exploring the history of North America. It is also a history of the rape of the North American forest. I highly recommend this book.

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