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Paperback Starting Out in the Afternoon Book

ISBN: 0679311882

ISBN13: 9780679311881

Starting Out in the Afternoon

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Jill Frayne's long-term relationship was ending and her daughter was about to graduate and leave home. She decided to pack up her life and head for the Yukon.

Driving alone across the country from her home just north of Toronto, describing the land as it changes from Precambrian Shield to open prairie, Jill finds that solitude in the wilds is not what she expected. She is actively engaged by nature, her moods reflected in the changing landscape...

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Major Life Change Written in Low Key Style

It was the picture on the front cover and then the title that made me want to buy and read this book. It was the beautifully descriptive turns-of-phrases that makes me want to read it again a second time...right away. This time slowly, to saveur her love story with nature in the style of Annie Dillard's "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek". One of the most evocative, moving and intelligent books I have read this year...and I read a lot of books. Read this book!

a breath of fresh air

Reading Jill Frayne's book "Starting Out in the Afternoon" took me away on a vacation of the senses, her beautiful descriptions of the natural landscape of Canada inviting me to journey with her. she also got me thinking about what is truly important in life, esecially our 24/7 hectic lifestyles that we lead. Pairing her life down to first only what she can cary in her car, and then in a back-pack, camping in the open, alone, dealing with her fears and mis-givings, she opens the reader up to a journey filled with untapped posibility and spiritual growth.I admire her tenacity and sense of adventure, her words still echoing in my head.I'm planning on seeing more of Canada since reading her work.
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