Short review of the book "The Land of Moosoneek", part of a larger collective review of recent publications with general title "Book Notes".
This book was written to commemorate the centennial of the diocese of Moosonee. "A reader might get lost in the travellings back and forth through space and time, as the book recounts the church's mission -- first to the Indians and Eskimos and traders, and then to the white communities that grew up around short-lived farming experiments, the pulp industry and mining. The threats of floods and fires and famines seemed constant and clergy felt the attractions of 'greener' fields" (p. 78). "The interest of Mrs. Petersen's book lies in the like sketches of people and places of Moosonee" (p. 78).