Jake MacDonald (born 1949) is a Canadian author. MacDonald has produced eight books and several hundred articles in Canadian magazines.
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, MacDonald is an alumnus of St. Paul's High School, Winnipeg, Class of 1967. MacDonald received a BA in English from the University of Manitoba in 1971. After graduation, MacDonald was a carpenter and fishing guide before becoming a full-time writer.
Over twenty-five years he has produced eight books of both fiction and non-fiction and several hundred stories for many of Canada's leading publications, including The Globe and Mail, Outdoor Canada, Canadian Geographic, Maclean's, Cottage Life, Canadian Business and The Walrus. Some of his books have been recognized with national awards; the memoir Houseboat Chronicles: Notes from a Life in Shield Country won three awards across the country, including the Pearson Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction in 2002.
Indian River - 1981
The Bridge Out of Town - 1986
Two Tickets to Paradise - 1990
Raised by the River - 1992
Juliana and the Medicine Fish - 1997
The Lake: An Illustrated History of Manitobans' Cottage Country - 2001
Houseboat Chronicles: Notes from a Life in Shield Country - 2002
With the Boys: Field Notes on Being a Guy - 2005
Grizzlyville: Adventures in Bear Country - 2009
Casting Quiet Waters: Reflections on Life and Fishing (edited) - 2014
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