The list of countries and historical periods that I've "visited" so far is as follows:
- Ireland 670
- Japan 19th century
- Mongolia 12th century
- Laos 1978
- Israel 1977
- Mexico 16th century
- Greece 5th century B.C.E.
- Egypt The Present
- Haiti late 18th century-- early 19th century
- Sri Lanka 1990's
- France 15th century
- Canada 1940's
- Scotland 1950's
- England 16th century
- Iran 17th century
- Bhutan earlier in the 21st century
- Australia 18th century
I'm posting the Around the World challenge book review that I wrote that received the most votes on Goodreads.
I had considered reading The Forest Lover,which is a novel about Emily Carr by Susan Vreeland , as my Canada book for Around The World in 52 books, but I'm glad I didn't settle for Emily Carr at second hand. She writes lovely prose.
Here is my favorite quote from this book:
"Down deep we all hug something. The great forest hugs its silence. The sea and the air hug the spilled cries of sea birds."
Emily Carr traveled to various Canadian First Peoples villages to sketch their totem poles and other carvings. I think she may be patronizing about their religion, but she has compassion for them as victims of persecution and tries to help them stand up for themselves. In one village where all Caucasians had been expelled, they welcomed Emily Carr.
There are illustrations of three of Emily Carr's paintings in this book. I particularly loved her painting of a mother and infant carving.