Meet the Author - Paul McKendrick


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Date: Thursday, October 6, 2022
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Program Room

In 2002, the discovery of a cave on Shuswap Lake in BC, made headlines across the country. It had been the hideout of a fugitive known as the Bushman—real name John Bjornstrom—who had been arrested the previous winter after raiding cabins in the area for supplies.

Shortly after the cave was discovered, and before it was imploded by local authorities, Canmore author Paul McKendrick was able to explore the nine-hundred-square-foot bachelor pad. Its elaborate construction left the impression that the occupant was more than just a common thief with a preference for uncommon living arrangements.

Reminiscent of John Vaillant's The Golden Spruce and Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild, this fascinating portrait of a far-from-ordinary fugitive makes for a page-turning read.

Join Paul Mckendrick at the Canmore Public Library on Thursday October 6th at 7:00pm for Meet the Author night to hear more about his investigations into the Bushman.