Canoe and Kayak Magazine

It was a pleasure to chat with Conor Mihell when he called on assignment from Canoe & Kayak Magazine. He’s a skilled writer and an accomplished paddler. Here’s his review of Paddlenorth.

Paddlenorth is compulsively readable—in part, for the emotional drama and inward soul-searching reminiscent of Cheryl Strayed’s bestseller, Wild. Kingsley adds meat to the narrative in contrasting historical figures like Captain George Back, the Brit who first descended the river in 1834, and 1950s northern missionary Father Buliard with modern-day dilemmas, such as how to effectively integrate technology into a wilderness experience. Her prose is lean, raw and inspiring—the hallmarks of great travel writing.”

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