The Bear

by Claire Cameron

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  • 9780099581468
  • 9781448155736

Longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange)

Anna is five. Her little brother, Stick, is almost three. They are camping with their parents in Algonquin Park, in three thousand square miles of wilderness. It's the perfect family trip. But then Anna awakes in the night to the sound of something moving in the shadows. Her father is terrified. Her mother is screaming. Then, silence.

Alone in the woods, it is Anna who has to look after Stick, battling hunger and the elements to stay alive. Narrated by Anna, this is white-knuckle storytelling that captures the fear, wonder and bewilderment of our worst nightmares – and the power of one girl’s enduring love for her family.


  • Random House; February 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448155736
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: The Bear
  • Author: Claire Cameron
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780099581468
  • 9781448155736

In The Press

"The Bear had me up all night... Claire Cameron is an absolute master"


About The Author

Claire Cameron is a novelist and writer, whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Globe and Mail, and The Rumpus. She worked as a wilderness instructor for Outward Bound and in the early 1990s led canoe trips at a summer camp in Algonquin Park in Canada. This story is inspired by her experiences there. She now lives in Toronto with her husband and two children.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780099581468
  • 9781448155736