SILVIS, Randall. HUBBARD, Mina
Title: North of Unknown : Mina Hubbard's Extraordinary Expedition into the Labrador Wilderness.
Publisher:  Lyons Press, Guilford, CT, 0, ISBN:1592287557
Seller ID: 90435
SILVIS, Randall. North of Unknown : Mina Hubbard's Extraordinary Expeditioninto the Labrador Wilderness. Guilford, CT : The Lyons Press, (2004). Firs t Printing. Pp [i]-ix,(3),1-266,(10),+ 16 pp plates. Maps. 8vo, burnt orange cloth spine, black cloth boards, black lettering to spine. "A remarkable adventure, a love story and a thrilling race are all front and centre in this account of how one womanís devotion to her late husbandís memory transformed Mina Hubbard from a rural Ontario nurse into the most celebrated female explorer of her time. In 1903, following an ambitious expedition to map the interior of Labrador, Minaís husband, Leonidas, dies of starvation in a cold, boggy, wind-scoured landscape. Allegations surface that the expedition failed because of Hubbardís incompetence, so Dillon Wallace, Leonidasí partner on the failed expedition, decides to honour a promise that he made toHubbard to complete the route that they had been supposed to take. When Mi na Hubbard discovers what Wallace has planned, she doubts his motives and decides to mount her own Labrador expedition and to beat Wallace to the finish line. Driven by her devotion, Mina wins the race, beating Wallace by a month and a half, and becomes in the process the first white woman to make contact with the elusive Naskapis Indians. Using original, unpublished source material, as well as books written by the main actors in the drama, novelist Randall Silvis pieces together a narrative of the race between Wallace and Mina Hubbard, as well as the fateful first expedition of Wallace and Leonidas Hubbard." - from the dj. Name, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. 14.00