Books by Farley Mowat

BAY OF SPIRITS by Farley Mowat
Released: May 4, 2007

"A bracing tale of the fierce struggle waged by those devoted to the sea as a way of life."
Hardy, sea-sprayed travelogue of the author's colorful journeys along the rugged Newfoundland coast in the 1950s and '60s. Read full book review >
NO MAN’S RIVER by Farley Mowat
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A superior example of Mowat's chronicling powers, illuminating a grand Canadian region that was about to change forever."
Master wilderness storyteller Mowat (High Latitudes, 2003, etc.) spins a rousing tale of travels through the Canadian Far North during 1947, darkened a bit by forebodings about the future. Read full book review >
HIGH LATITUDES by Farley Mowat
Released: March 1, 2003

"A fine slice out of Mowat time, along with the sound of voices so remote that they take your breath away and rouse your instinct to wonder—just as Mowat wished."
A 1966 journey across northern Canada, much of it above the Arctic Circle. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"An unsatisfying ramble, salvaged by a few striking passages."
Part travelogue, part war memoir, this insubstantial, disjointed reminiscence succeeds as neither. Read full book review >
BORN NAKED by Farley Mowat
Released: April 5, 1994

"Born Naked is, like Bunje, wide-eyed and bouncy with the basic joy of being conscious."
This spirited memoir of a Canadian childhood by the great nature writer (Never Cry Wolf—not reviewed) is a prequel to My Father's Son and gives the boy's version of the years given a dog's-eye view in The Dog Who Wouldn't Be. Read full book review >
MY FATHER'S SON by Farley Mowat
Released: Jan. 11, 1993

"Not a classic—Mowat's talent hadn't yet matured, and Angus wasn't of Farley's stature as a writer—but a bracing reminder of what really matters."
A one-of-a-kind book, and with a misleading authorship—for this is actually a collection of correspondence between Mowat, one of Canada's most popular and cantakerous writers, and his novelist-librarian father during the harrowing World War II years of 1942-45. Read full book review >