Book review

"Grenell 1912" Lynn McElfresh's Book 4

Residents—buckets in hand—rushed to the scene from every corner of the Park. Two boys took turns working the hand pump on the corner. Men, women, and children formed a bucket brigade.

Volume 17, Issue 9, September 2022
Susan W. Smith

“Dishing It Up” with May Irwin: Now for Canning & Pickling

“Home canned food has a different, “Home canned food has a different, fresher flavor— and you don’t realize how easy it is to ‘put up’,” says May Irwin, in her 1922 column on cooking . . .

Volume 17, Issue 9, September 2022
Karen Killian with Emily St. Marie

An Interview with Thousand Islands Gilded Age author Susan G. Mathis

Good news for summer reading. Author Susan G. Mathis has published another novel about the Thousand Islands, and more specifically about the area of Calumet Island.

Volume 17, Issue 6, June 2022
Susan W. Smith

DEAD WIND: A New Shana Merchant Investigator Novel by Tessa Wegert

Tessa Wegert's DEAD WIND is a new novel released in hard cover on 5 April, 2022 – just in time for a summer read! This is Tessa's third novel in a series that takes place in the Thousand Islands.

Volume 17, Issue 3, March 2022
Susan W. Smith

The Elk Whistle Warrior Society Coming This year

The Elk Whistle Warrior Society is a novel that sheds light on what is happening to the Indigenous women of Turtle Island. . .

Volume 17, Issue 3, March 2022
Rick Revelle

Books by Neville Johnston

Thank you Neville, writing three novels in a lifetime is an achievement but in less than three years is an accomplishment, indeed.

Volume 16, Issue 12, December 2021
Susan W. Smith

Book Review: Deep River Deception by John Lefevere

I don't want to give anything away, since this is a mystery, but when I got to a certain place in Part 2, I literally could not put the book down.

Volume 16, Issue 11, November 2021
Susan W. Smith

Alson Skinner Clark and about "Colleen’s Confession"

American Impressionist artist, muralist, and photographer, Alson Skinner Clark is most remembered for his beautiful landscapes that often sell for tens of thousands of dollars.

Volume 16, Issue 11, November 2021
Susan G. Mathis

Book Review: "From Bad to Verse . . . plus . . . Something in the Air", by John Scott Cowan

"It's just not possible to write serious stuff all the time. . . " Plus "I’m not at ease in the air; every time a plane banks more than 45 degrees I still get tense . . . "

Volume 16, Issue 10, October 2021
Susan W. Smith

Book Review: A St. Lawrence Summer, by Helen Cardamone

As you approach the Thousand Island Bridge, you hear, "Who can see the water first? There is a secret crevice between trees that offers a first glance that you always struggle to find.

Volume 16, Issue 10, October 2021
Susan W. Smith

River bRat, Book Review and Excerpts

It was during these years that I became known alternately as Carrot Top and Fire Dome. My flaming red hair came from my Great Grandma Putnam . . .

Volume 16, Issue 8, August 2021
Susan W. Smith

Algonquin Legacy, by Rick Revelle

As we left the teepee, I hesitated for a quick moment to let my eyes adjust to the brilliant sunlight. This pause was all the excuse my guard needed to whack the back of my legs with his spear.

Book review
Rick Revelle

"Pardon Me", by David Kunz and Bill Simpson

Lyon built her; Lock never used her; Beck ran the hell out of her; Lewis just donated her . . .

Volume 16, Issue 8, August 2021
Susan W. Smith

Book Review: "Poetry Through a Lens"

Gretchen Huntley, Poet Laureate of Gananoque, has blessed our lives with a new chapbook of poetry inspired by the photography of Sam Battams.

Volume 16, Issue 6, June 2021
John Swift

Casa Blanca, the setting for "Reagan's Reward"

Casa Blanca is one of the most well-preserved Gilded Age cottages along “Millionaire’s Row” in the Thousand Islands and the setting for my latest novella, "Reagan's Reward."

Volume 16, Issue 1, January 2021
Susan G. Mathis

Johnny Truesdell's River Gifts

Alex Bay's Johnny Truesdell gives us a website, Facebook page, calendars and a beautiful small picture book depicting the Thousand Islands of today!

Volume 16, Issue 1, January 2021
Susan W. Smith

"Reality and Me" by Gretchen Huntley with photographs by Sam Battams

It started with a phone call from a name I recognized, Gretchen Huntley, but someone I had never met and it took me on a path of discovery...

Volume 15, Issue 11, November 2020
Susan W. Smith

The Thousand Islands: 101 Points of Interest…and then some

If you love experiencing the Thousand Islands and perusing vintage postcards, this unique book will appeal to you.

Volume 15, Issue 10, October 2020
Clara MacCarald and Kathi McCarthy