Douglas & McIntyre
Early in the Season

Book details:

October 2008
ISBN 978-1-55365-428-5
Hardcover
5 1/4" x 7 1/2"
176 pages
1 b&w illustrations
Biography & Autobiography / Autobiography
$24.95 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

Early in the Season

A British Columbia Journal

By: Edward Hoagland
Introduction by: Stephen Hume

A great essayist’s portrait of British Columbia in the 1960s, following Notes from the Century Before.


In 1968 Edward Hoagland embarked on his second trip to British Columbia. The following year he published the journal from his first trip as Notes from the Century Before, a classic that is still in print today. Early in the Season is the never-before-published account of the second journey, a trip that formed the basis for his fourth novel, Seven Rivers West, and was recently excerpted in the Houghton Mifflin Best American Travel Writing anthology.

An introduction by award-winning writer Stephen Hume and a new epilogue by Hoagland himself reveal why, forty years later, this historically rich window on the people and places that shaped British Columbia is still relevant today.

“The best essayist of my generation.” —John Updike

“A beautiful book: so sharp and persistent in rendering the visible world, and yet so strangely wild with feeling.” —Philip Roth on Notes from the Century Before

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Edward  Hoagland

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Edward Hoagland is one of the best contemporary American essayists, known for his nature and travel writing. His essays and short stories have appeared ...

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