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The Past and
     Future Forest

Of the thousands of exquisite little landscapes that Ottawa area artist John Benn has painted in Osgoode over the past ten years, none have any people in them. Nevertheless, human stories - embedded in this Eastern Ontario scenery - are present in every diminutive canvas.

JANE COOPER is the author of The Canadian Nightingale: Bertha Crawford and the Dream of the Prima Donna (FriesenPress, 2017). Over the past summer she has been building a cabin in the heart of the family sugar bush.

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