Lakeland: Journeys into the Soul of Canada

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Journeys into the Soul of Canada
Lakeland book cover.jpg
First edition cover of Canadian release
Author Allan Casey
Country Canada
Subject Lakes of Canada
Genre Non-fiction, book[1]
Publisher Greystone Books
Publication date
November 10, 2009
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages 360 pp.
ISBN ISBN 9781553653080

Lakeland: Journeys into the Soul of Canada is a non-fiction book, written by Canadian writer Allan Casey, first published in November 2009 by Greystone Books. The book celebrates Canada's uniquely lake-rich landscape, and explores the relationship that both the author and all Canadians have with this "Lakeland". In the book, the author chronicles his summer vacations to ten Canadian lakes. His tale begins at the cabin his father built on Saskatchewan's, Emma Lake in 1960, and continues on a journey through ten of Canada’s scenic lakes, extenuating their increasingly fragile existence as pristine lakes of Saskatchewan. It has been called an "extraordinary piece of writing",[2] earning accolades of literary recognition.

Awards and honours[edit]

Lakeland received the 2010 "Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction".[3] The book also received shortlist recognition for the 2010 "Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction".[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Goodreads, Lakeland, Book review, Retrieved 11/23/2012
  2. ^ Greystone Books, Lakeland is the winner of the 2010 Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction!, D&M Publishers Inc., Retrieved 11/23/2012
  3. ^ The Canada Council for the Arts, November 16, 2010, Winners of 2010 Governor General’s Literary Awards announced, News Releases - 2010, Retrieved 11/23/2012
  4. ^ Faculty of Arts, September 13, 2010, Shortlist announced for the 2010 Edna Staebler Award, Wilfrid Laurier University, Headlines (News Releases), Retrieved 11/23/2012

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