BC History Series: The Bushman's Lair

Celebrate Library Month with this BC History Series

Join us virtually on Tuesdays this October for presentations by local authors of books about the history of British Columbia. See all events in this series.


The Bushman’s Lair: On the Trail of the Fugitive of the Shuswap by Paul McKendrick
Tuesday, October 5 at 7:00pm

A fascinating deep-dive into the mysterious true story of Canadian fugitive John Bjornstrom, who escaped prison and avoided RCMP for two years. Author Paul McKendrick has written a stranger-than-fiction story full of twists and surprises about a character who frequently made national headlines until his death in 2018. 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. Find a copy.

Bio: Paul McKendrick lives in Canmore, AB. This is his first book.


Registration required. Register online or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the event.


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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm


  • Adults