One Ojibway’s Meditations
by Richard Wagamese
Publisher: Douglas and McIntyre
In this carefully curated selection of everyday reflections, Richard Wagamese finds lessons in both the mundane and sublime as he muses on the universe, drawing inspiration from working in the bush—sawing and cutting and stacking wood for winter as well as the smudge ceremony to bring him closer to the Creator. Of all his volumes, Embers is perhaps Richard Wagamese’s most personal. Honest, evocative and articulate, he explores the various manifestations of grief, joy, recovery, beauty, gratitude, physicality, and spirituality—concepts many find hard to express. But for Wagamese, spirituality is multifaceted.
Richard Wagamese (1955–2017) was recognized as one of Canada’s foremost First Nations authors and storytellers. He authored thirteen books including Indian Horse, the People’s Choice winner in the Canada Reads competition.