Thinking Critically by Using Narration 79
Reading and Writing Narrative Essays 80
Student Essay: Narration at Work 84
Some Final Thoughts on Narration 86
Narration in Review 87
ALLEN ABEL A Home at the End of the Journey 89
What does it mean to be a Canadian? Allen Abel takes the reader to his Oath of Citizenship ceremony.
STEVEN HEIGHTON Elegy in Stone 95
The author, a poet, short-story writer, and novelist, recounts the moving experience of visiting Vimy Ridge. Heighton’s visit leads to reflections on Canada’s participation in WWI and the essential nature of Canada and Canadians.
MATT COHEN Zada’s Hanukkah Legacy 103
As an adult, Matt Cohen reflects back on Hanukkah celebrations with his grandparents and the important lessons he learned.
KAREN CONNELLY Touch the Dragon 112
In this travel memoir from her Governor General’s Award–winning book, Karen Connelly uses vivid descriptive details to recreate her arrival in Thailand.
ALISON WEARING Last Snowstorm 119
Best known for her book about travelling through Iran, in this essay travel writer Alison Wearing relates the story of taking her son on a visit to Montreal.