Sanctuary: The Story of Naturalist Mary Majkaby Deborah Carr
(Goose Lane Editions, Sept. 2010)
Authentic. Original. Indomitable.
Mary Majka is one of Canada’s great pioneering environmentalists. She is best known as a television host, a conservationist, and a driving force behind the internationally acclaimed Marys Point Western Hemispheric Shorebird Reserve on the Bay of Fundy.
Sanctuary gives full expression to the intensely personal story of Mary’s life. A daughter of privilege, a survivor of World War II Poland, an architect of dreams, Mary Majka became passionately intent on protecting fragile spaces and species for generations to come. In this amazing story of determination and foresight, Deborah Carr reveals a complex, indomitable, thoroughly human being — flawed yet feisty, inspiring and inspired.
Order a Copy of SanctuaryPersonally autographed copies available by emailing me your name and address. Cost is $20 (CDN) plus $3 shipping and handling anywhere in North America, payable through Paypal.
The book is also available online through Goose Lane Editions, Amazon, Chapters and Barnes & Noble.
As well, you can find it in most Chapters stores (they will place an order for you, if it is not in stock), as well as Atlantic Canada’s independent booksellers.
What others are saying...
"Naturalist, educator, writer, and community activist, Mary Majka has done more to preserve the natural and cultural legacy of the Bay of Fundy than anyone in our time. Sanctuary is an engaging and clear-eyed portrait of her indomitable spirit — a celebration of a courageous life — and an important book."
~Harry Thurston, author of Tidal Life, A Natural History of the Bay of Fundy
"Deborah interlaces the very facts of Mary’s life and accomplishments with imagery and prose to offer a deeply felt account of not just a woman’s life opened up to the public light but also her spirit and her dreams—surely a gift for her audience. Deborah captures Mary’s life story in a representative range of textures and hues that will allow readers to still draw their own conclusions. She has achieved an important balance between Mary’s own words and the words of others who have known her, to create a genuine yet complex portrait that readers will carry with them long after they have put the book down."