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Contest: Reconnect with the Land with Inspiring Nonfiction from Wolsak & Wynn

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It's all too easy to take the land we live on for granted, to forget how much it gives us, and who has lived on it and taken care of it. But as we hunker down for winter, and the land enters its chilly sleep, now is the perfect time to rethink and reconnect with the complexities, joys, and responsibilities of our relationship with the natural world. 

Acclaimed independent publisher Wolsak & Wynn wants to share stories that will expand your thinking, and is generously giving away a prize pack of spectacular nonfiction to one lucky winner. 

The All Natural Wolsak & Wynn Contest prize pack includes one copy of each of:

To enter, simply send us an email at using the subject line "All Natural Wolsak & Wynn contest". To be considered, you need to include your full mailing address and get your entry in by 11:59pm on Sunday, December 20, 2020. One entry per person will be accepted, and one winner will be chosen at random and notified by email after the contest's closing. The contest is open only to Canadian residents. 

Good luck to everyone who enters and our thanks to Wolsak & Wynn for their generosity! 

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Revery: A Year of Bees

"I hope you're okay in there, lovelies. I hope you're warm." After five years of working with bees on her farm in northern Alberta, Jenna Butler shares with the reader the rich experience of keeping hives. Starting with a rare bright day in late November as the bees are settling in for winter she takes us through a year in beekeeping on her small piece of the boreal forest. Weaving together her personal story with the practical aspects of running a farm she takes us into the worlds of honeybees and wild bees. She considers the twinned development of the canola and honey industries in Alberta and the impact of crop sprays; debates the impact of introduced flowers versus native flowers, the effect of colony collapse disorder and the protection of natural environments for wild bees. But this is also the story of women and bees and how beekeeping became Jenna Butler's personal survival story.