The Book

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Now available! Purchase information can be found at the end of this post.

Tom Thomson, as the famous Canadian landscape artist, gave Canada its most enduring icons, The Jack Pine and The West Wind. But Tom Thomson, as a private man, remains an enigma. Little is known about the man and even less is known about his personal thoughts, feelings and struggles with his art and with life against the darkening backdrop of history. A century has gone by since Tom Thomson disappeared in Algonquin Park on July 8, 1917. Eight days later, a body was found, rising up from the waters of Canoe Lake. What really happened, to this day, remains a mystery.  Did he die of natural causes? Was it an accident? Was he murdered? Follow the final months and days of Tom Thomson in the revealing and intriguing pages of his journal.

“I have spent most of my life studying and speculating on Tom Thomson’s mysterious life and death. There is no recording of Tom’s voice, yet I have come over the years to feel that Tim Bouma has captured that ‘voice’ and given us new insights into the person he was and the times in which he lived.”  – Roy MacGregor, author of Canoe Lake and Northern Light: The Enduring Mystery of Tom Thomson and the Woman Who Loved Him.

“In Tom Thomson: Journal of My Last Spring, Tim Bouma brilliantly illuminates the mind of an enigmatic and very private Canadian icon. It was a journey I didn’t want to end. My view of Thomson will forever be guided by the very human voice in this fine book.” – Terry Fallis, two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour.

 


HOW TO ORDER:

The book will soon be available from Burnstown Publishing and the book launch is planned for February 2018. However, the book can now be purchased directly from the author through PayPal. (If you want to order multiple copies, you will need to do each separately.)

All direct orders will be personally stamped with “TT1917” (right) and signed by the author. If you want a specific message or dedication added, please provide in the order notes.

 


For Canadian orders:

$25.00 + $7.50 postage and processing = $32.50CAD. Please order using the PayPal button below:

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$32.50 CAD

Pay with Interac

If you don’t want to use PayPal, you can alternatively do an Interac Electronic Funds Transfer. Please email $32.50 to ttlastspring@gmail.com . Interac Autodeposit is turned for this address so there is no need to provide a security question and answer. Also, please email your shipping address.

Payment by Cheque:

If you prefer to pay by cheque, please send a cheque made out to “TR Bouma” for $32.50CAD and mail to TR Bouma 294 Lanark Ave, Ottawa ON K1Z 6R5. Please send me an email to trbouma@gmail.com or ttlastspring@gmail.com to give me advance notice that your cheque is coming.


For Continental US orders:

Same book price, just more for shipping  (PayPal will automatically convert from USD to CAD)

$25.00 + $12.00 postage and processing = $37.00 CAD. Please order using the button below:

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$37.00 CAD

Pay with Interac

If you don’t want to use PayPal, you can alternatively do an Interac Electronic Funds Transfer. Please email $37.00 to ttlastspring@gmail.com . Interac Autodeposit is turned for this address so there is no need to provide a security question and answer. Also, please email your shipping address.


For all other destinations

Shipping starts to get really expensive. If you really want the book shipped, send me an email at ttlastspring@gmail.com and I will estimate the price for you.


In Person

I am more than happy to accept cash. I also am equipped with Square to accept major credit cards.


12 thoughts on “The Book”

  1. I have found your project interesting and entertaining but I am somewhat confounded by the references and letters to and from Florence McGillivray. I have for several tears been researching her for a biography and a collection of her works and like you have read almost everything there is on Florence. I agree with the facts of their meeting at the shack but I have found no references to their correspondence or her traveling to Mowat lodge in the spring of 1917. I would be most interested in you enlightening me on these references or having in having a communication with you ( that would protect your anonymity) that could shed light on their correspondence. I look forward to further communication with you.

  2. Wow! The New Year’s Eve journal entry of a hundred years ago tonight sent shivers through me.Such a different time. Sounded like a great way to spend the the night.His legacy lives.❤

  3. I love your Twitter so I can not wait for the book – I look forward to reading it in Algonquin – this seasons camp book

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