You can always tell which books on a student’s shelf are their favourites. They have been read so many times that the spine is creased, the pages dog-eared and they refuse to stay closed unless you put a heavy weight on top of them.
The publisher of Grant Lawrence’s Adventures in Solitude, a history of British Columbia’s Desolation Sound, knew this and gave the soft-cover book a “distressed” look straight from the printer . . .
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