about the book
About the author
Connie Larson is a first-time author but a lifelong writer and perpetual scholar of the natural world. An avid fisherwoman, gardener, hunter, cross-country skier, snowshoer, and kayaker, she left city life behind in 1996 and never returned. She holds a degree in Equine Management, owned her own renovation company in Alberta, a prior Executive Director of Lake of the Woods Property Owners Association, a Member of the Metis Nation, and is currently a Certified Residential Appraiser in Missouri, with ownership in the company.
She lives on a lake in New Brunswick with her Pack: her spouse, Jim, and their Alaskan malamute, Koda.
A Canadian Masterpiece
The vivid language instantly transported me into the author's world. Each chapter will pique your interest and capture your attention with the desire to continue to read . Looking forward to the next sequel! Amazon.ca Review
I absolutely loved this book. Kept me on the edge of my seat, I didn't want to put it down. Born & raised on Lake of the Woods I could appreciate their courage to live on an island year round with all the perils that were thrown at them & expressed in The Pack. What an adventure. Can't wait for the next book to come out! Amazon.ca Review
Read it because it's worth reading
The Pack is the true experiences of two lives (and a Malamute) lived outside of the standard mundane framework of the general populace. The story shows the joys and hazards of living with all of nature's vagaries and learning about much more than survival. I read the book in one long stretch of hours. I could not put it down. Read it! Amazon.ca Review
Amazing Journey this book took me on
What an amazing read! I felt like I was living and feeling every experience! It helped me truly overcome fear and tackle what is in front of me and carry on. I was taken on an Incredible journey. Can’t wait for more! Amazon.ca Review
The only thing I didn't like about this amazing book is that it ended. I immediately wanted to keep reading. I am so hoping that there will be a sequel! The incredible descriptions of Lake of the Woods made me feel like I was seeing it and immediately made me want to travel there. The best way I could describe it is as an easier and more practical Walden that often reads like a cliff hanger with other chapters that are as soothing and melodic as a mountain stream. Each chapter stands on its own with perfect pacing and when placed together create a wonderful quilt of generosity, experience, growth and beauty. Truly an amazing book! Amazon.com Review
Great story about a couple setting up wilderness outpost on a Canadian Lake
Connie is a great story teller. I have spent about 50 summers on Lake of the Woods on Whitefish Bay just south of Connie and Jim's island. The descriptions of the life on the lake are vividly accurate, though I have never had to meet the challenges of the winters here. She really lets us into her heart, lets us know who she really is, weaknesses, strengths, all of it. Life on the lake really is determined by the weather as she says...if its windy, you may not want to battle the 'rollers' as she calls the waves. When the nights are clear, the stars and Milky Way are spectacular, as are the northern lights. And there are constant challenges...if your boat doesn't work, well you are stranded! If you have ever spent time 'Up North' in the pines of the Boreal Forest or the Canadian Shield, you would probably love this book. Amazon.com Review