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Roads to Richmond
Roads to Richmond

Roads to Richmond

Portraits of Quebec's Eastern Townships

By Nick Fonda, Illustrated by Palmer Dennis


200 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: September 2010

ISBN 9781926824000

Rights: WOR X CA

Baraka Books (Sep 2010)


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Part history, part travelogue, this charming guide introduces the unassuming but unforgettable people who live and work in the Eastern Townships—the tree-clad, rolling foothills nestled between the St. Lawrence River and the American border. Written in a tongue-in-cheek style by an award-winning journalist, the accounts of quirky people and interesting towns provide plenty of armchair reading—and the attractions of the area will surely beckon to travelers who hope to find the quintessential Canada.


“Nick Fonda has captured the essence of one of the most unique areas within Canada. This book is full of specific insights into a specific place. It possesses both truth and charm which, in today’s world, is a rare combination. It will both enlighten and entertain. Buy it. Read it. Think and ponder universal truths.” —Alistair MacLeod, prize-winning author of No Great Mischief

"A collection of fascinating and insightful vignettes of life in the Eastern Townships. Illustrated with charming monochrome watercolor sketches by Townships artist Denis Palmer, it is a fine book . . . Nick is a fine writer and his many tales flow effortlessly, pulling the reader along from one to the next, making it all too easy to finish the book at a single sitting . . . A very auspicious debut of a very talented writer." —Sherbrooke Record

"We are introduced to an astonishing array of characters who show by their occupations and idiosyncrasies how connected they are to the land. . . . Fonda has taken the landscape and the people of his corner of the Townships and stitched them together into a glorious quirky quilt -- the way the land itself is stitched together by its roads." —Quebec Heritage News

Author Biography

Nick Fonda is president of the Richmond County Historical Society and a regular contributor to the Quebec Heritage News, the Record, and the Townships Outlet. He lives in Richmond, Quebec.