The winter reading season is about over - spring is all over the NorthWest, so not many more recommendations to pass along. This book is best for reading in December or January - when its cold and dark outside as you sit by a fire.
Mr Doig mixes his own musings and insites into his quotes of an old NW Pioneer - James G. Swan, while living in Port Townsend on Puget Sound. While he makes interesting conversation and introspection, Mr Doig is eclipsed by Mr Swan's journal entries. Swan lived among the Makah Indians and has some very interesting observations and tales. These stories and notes are facinating and the best part of the whole book. A good read and a great starting-point for exploring and understanding the effect the NW has on her children.