Thursday, November 26, 2015

Book Beginning: Ancient Places by Jack Nisbet


Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

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TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.



In early November 1792, Hudson's Bay Company fur agent David Thompson led a crew of hungry men through the wilderness of lakes that exteded north and west of their York Factory headquarters on the bay.

-- Ancient Places: People and Landscape in the Emerging Northwest by Jack Nisbet, published by my favorite Sasquatch Books.

This collection of nonfiction stories explores the connection between human history and natural history in the region that is now Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Ancient Places would make a great choice for the history or nature lover on your holiday shopping list!


  1. This sounds like a very cool history book!

  2. Love the sound of this book.

    I am a fan of historical novels.

    THANKS for sharing.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  3. Hi Gillion,
    Sounds interesting, I love reading about
    history, I'll have to check this one out.
    Have a great day!

  4. This sounds fascinating. I don't know much history of the area where I now live, so this would be a great way to learn more.
    Thank you for hosting us.
    Sandy @ TEXAS TWANG

  5. Sounds interesting! I've been in a history reading mood lately and this sounds like a good read.

  6. I'm not a major history person, but I can see how this would be interesting! It would definitley be something one of my relatives would love as a gift. This is my first time doing a Book Beginning and I had so much fun doing one! Thanks!

    Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

  7. I can't even imagine the harsh conditions they had to face in 1792. Good choice.
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews


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