In Frenemy Nations, Soderstrom addresses a range of geographical “odd couples”: the United States and Canada; New Hampshire and Vermont; Alberta and Saskatchewan; Haiti and the Dominican Republic; Scotland and Ireland; and more. Through it all, Soderstrom shows how tiny differences—in geographic features, colonial histories, resource competition, education, women’s roles, language, and migration—can have outsized effects on how polities develop. Book Cover
Mary Soderstrom is the author of numerous books, including Road Through Time: The Story of Humanity on the Move and Desire Lines: Stories of Love and Geography. She lives in Montréal.