An Acre of Time  


An Acre of Time
November 1, 2020 | 274 pages
ISBN: 9781988437521

Winner of the Ottawa Citizen Award for Non-FictionWinner of the Canadian Authors Association Lela Common Award for Non-Fiction"Leave where you are, and come stand by me." So begins Phil Jenkins's narrative tale of an acre of land in Ottawa, an acre on LeBreton Flats, within sight of the Parliament Buildings. Through the lens of this acre, Jenkins explores the story of Ottawa as it goes from the last Ice Age to Indigenous territory, from colonization to becoming the capital city of Canada with a population of a million, from lumber to legislation - a fascinating blend of scholarship, wit and anecdote."All of Canada in a one acre plot." - Globe and Mail"May this book spawn others like it, for what a little gem it is." - Quill & Quire"Original and engaging ... an act of scholarship and imagination." - Maclean's"An Acre of Time is essential reading." - Urbform