Praise for Don Gayton’s Work

“Don Gayton is one of Canada’s most acclaimed nature writers.”

— David Boyd, ed. Northern Wild: Best Canadian Nature Writing

“[Gayton] gives us a new place to start, and new tools to use, in our contemplation of the thorny problem of the human relationship to nature.”

— Sharon Butala, author of The Perfection of the Morning

“Don Gayton has spent his life dedicated to the land, the living thing that inhabits the range of his heart and mind. Each chapter of Man Facing West is a story, offering the reader intimate revelations of a passionate life.”

— Patrick Lane, author of What the Stones Remember and There is a Season

“Man Facing West is an anachronism. It makes me think language still means something and there are people who can still make it work. This is not normal in the world. It makes me want to take care of this book like it was a red listed species and I found it in my yard. How cool is that.”

— Corky Evans, formerly Honorable BC Minister of Agriculture, and horse logger

“This folks, is real literature! Landscapes of the Interior is sensuous, precise and instructive; a comsummate work of reinhabitory essay. Alive with insight, vivid detail, and astute observation, Gayton’s writing deftly and concretely engages a number of the most consequential questions of ecological theory and practice under discussion today.”

— Stephanie Mills, author of In Service of the Wild

“A rare moment when I discover someone capable of responding with such sensitivity to the mystique of the North American continent! Someone who has lived intimately and thought deeply about the mountains and forests and rivers and wildlife of this continent. Someone with the intellectual culture, the scientific knowledge, and the writing skills for conveying this experience to those of us less intimate with this continent in its native grandeur. Don Gayton deserves a place along with the finest of our nature writers.”

— Thomas Berry, author of The Dream of the Earth

“Here is a delicately poised blend of pure and popular science, historical and nature writing, penetrating analysis and wonderful prose.”

— Wayne Grady, Harrowsmith Magazine

Mix a little gardening with humour
By Carey Tarr
Tuesday, October 9, 2007