Sid Marty's extraordinary clarity of thought and language makes this ambitious book a pleasure to read. He combines native legends, pioneer tales, cowboy myths, and wildlife stories to paint an engaging portrait of his home in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, near Pincher Creek, Alberta. There is a rich store of history here - geological, human, and personal - and fascinating glimpses of individual lives. Marty has the rare ability to draw universal insight from his personal experience and observation. A delight.