SAUNDERS, Gary L. Canada's Atlantic Folklore Folklife 12
Title: Rattles and Steadies : Memoirs of a Gander River Man. in dj.
Publisher:  Breakwater Books, St. John's, 1986,
Seller ID: 3840
SAUNDERS, Gary L. Rattles and Steadies : Memoirs of a Gander River Man. (St.John's) : Breakwater Books, (1986). Pp. (4),[v]-xvii,(3),21-288, + 16 pp of photos. 8vo, brown cloth. Volume 12 in Canada's Atlantic Folklore-Folklife Series. "Until my tenth birthday I never doubted I would be a riverman like my father. Growing up with the Gander River only three miles from our doorstep and the canoes coming and going all summer and the men talking aroujnd the kitchen stove on winter nights of salmon and caribou and lynx, how could I doubt? It seemed only a matter of time until I would have my own canoe and dog team and trapline and go guiding in the summer and fall and furring in the wintertime." - from the author's preface. "Gander is one of the best known small towns in the world, especially among western and eastern Europeans. Russians know it with familiarity. This book is not about Gander,however, despite its notoriety; rather it concerns the great wilderness th at surrounds Gander, the magnificent Gander River, laden with salmon; the limitless forests abounding with game. Much has been written about the seafaring Newfoundlander and his exploits on the bay, bight, tickle or sea, but literally nothing has been written about the Newfoundlander as a woodsman. This book then, fills that tremendous gap and gives us, through the life-long experiences of one man, all the excitement, lure and love that a preoccupation with the land can bring" - the publisher." Very good in nicked dust jacket. 20.00