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Up North

2003
Author:

Sam Cook
Illustrations by Bob Cary

Up North

Memorable descriptions of the Northern seasons—now in paperback!

In this unforgettable collection of essays, Sam Cook portrays the enchanting North Country as a state of mind as much as a geographical area. Up North captures the mystic moods, seasonal subtleties, and colorful characters that fill the region from the Minnesota canoe country to the vast expanse of the Northwest Territories.

My favorite book for the dreamers or for any outdoor person who enjoys a good story . . . Sam Cook is a master at weaving a tale.

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In this unforgettable collection of essays, Sam Cook portrays the enchanting North Country as a state of mind as much as a geographical area. Up North captures the mystic moods, seasonal subtleties, and colorful characters that fill the region from the Minnesota canoe country to the vast expanse of the Northwest Territories.

Organized by time of year, Up North describes every season’s pleasures—sled dog racing in winter, hooking a northern pike on the first spring fishing trip, building a summer campfire, watching the aurora borealis in fall. Up North is an invitation to explore canoe country through Sam Cook’s eyes and your own.

Up North

In 1976 Sam Cook trekked north from his native Kansas to work for an outfitter in the Superior-Quetico canoe country. Now, as the Duluth News-Tribune’s award-winning outdoors writer, he uses Duluth, Minnesota, as “base camp” for creating his humorous, powerful, and compassionate columns.

Up North

My favorite book for the dreamers or for any outdoor person who enjoys a good story . . . Sam Cook is a master at weaving a tale.

Outdoor News

Up North

Contents

Up North
Spring
Caterpillar Nap
Urban Relief
Eve of the Opener
Morning

Summer
The Big Circle
The Trout Fisherman
Natural Wonders
Fast and Dirty
The Dream Net
Lucky

Fall
Sandwich Reflections
Untold Stories
They'd Rather Have Cash
Stocking Feet
Buck Fever
Death and Life

Winter
Dancing with a River
The Last Run
Once is Enough

Spring
Gearing Up
Back on the Brule
Pick of the Litter
Fishing Partners

Summer
30 Days
Wandering Fever
Words Unspoken
Your Fire, My Fire
Soul Country
Campfire Girl
Coming Home

Fall
Marking the Seasons
Forgotten Stand
Little Creatures
Brule by Night
Cabin Time
Northern Lights

Winter
Birkie Blues
A Season to Endure
In Stitches
Find the Magic