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Elly’s Odyssey:  Reflections on Canada

by Larry MacDonald Elly's Odyssey, book cover copy

This nonfiction book views Canada from a personal perspective, similar to John Steinbeck’s view of America in his 1960 book Travels with Charlie. The author travels from coast to coast in a trailer with his wife and pets, including their Poodle, Elly, in order to gain a better understanding of his country.

Interspersed between descriptions of history, cultures, and places are the author’s reflections on such things as Elly’s antics, signage, ferry fees, political injustice, pollution, and animal instincts. Where was Canada’s first settlement? What is its prettiest town? When and where was its most devastating shipwreck? And who was its greatest hero? Find out by reading this account of the author’s journey through a unique and wondrous country, brimming with marvelous natural and man-made icons. In each of the 10 provinces, his interactions with hospitable people made him justifiably proud to be Canadian.

A must-read for armchair travelers with a spirit of adventure, for those wanting to learn more about Canada, and for any cross-Canada traveler, especially RVers.

Now available in e-book format at:  http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/267816