Switchbacks by Sid Marty
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Switchbacks
By Sid Marty

Switchbacks

True Stories from the Canadian Rockies

By (author) See other recent books by Sid Marty
Format: Paperback / softback

Checking availability...



Switchbacks by Sid Marty

Book Description

In "Switchbacks, " Sid Marty draws on his own memories and those of friends and former colleagues in relating a series of true mountain tales. Among his subjects are: the old guide who built a staircase up a cliff; the stranded snowshoer who was rescued between rounds of beer in a Banff tavern; the man who catered to hungry grizzlies; an opinionated packrat with a gift for larceny; and a horse named Candy whose heart was as big as a stove. Along the way, Marty tries to answer the kind of questions that all of us must face some day. Do we really have to "grow up" and abandon adventure as well as youthful ideals? Can the mountains draw old friends back together, when politics and life styles have set them apart? Sid Marty writes gracefully of the land he loves and lampoons a few bureaucrats whose policies sometimes threaten its integrity. His portraits of the people - and creatures - that make their lives in the mountains are affectionate and respectful. But, above all, this is a collection of engaging, surprising, funny, and superbly told true stories by a gifted writer.

Buy Switchbacks book by Sid Marty from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780771056703
ISBN-10: 0771056702
Format: Paperback / softback
(230mm x 155mm x 25mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: McClelland & Stewart
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Switchbacks book by Sid Marty and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Sid Marty

Sid Marty's work has been published in periodicals including "Equinox, Canadian Geographic, Reader's Digest, Canadian Business, " and "National Geographic Traveler." His prose and poetry have been included in a number of literary periodicals and anthologies and his books about life in the mountains and foothills of Canada's west have been consistent bestsellers. Sid Marty lives and writes in the foothills of southwestern Alberta.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Sid Marty close
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close