The Smallest Objective in Canada’s History

March 25 | 2021

I’m most grateful to Sharon Hanna for her sympathetic review of my memoir in the current issue of Canada’s History. Having praised the “warm, clever tone” and “vivid writing,” Hanna concludes that this family history “is an unexpectedly relevant book for our time, when we’ve been confined to our homes like never before. In this story of both loss and recovery, Kirsch reveals to us that much can be known through what surrounds us and through what has been left behind by others.”

For those unfamiliar with Canada’s History, it’s the much-admired official magazine of Canada’s National History Society. Formerly The Beaver, the magazine was founded in 1920 by the Hudson’s Bay Society.