Adventures in Solitude is Grant’s memoir of his time spent at his family cabin in Desolation Sound on the wild west coast of BC. The first half of the book chronicles Grant’s childhood when he wanted to be anywhere but Desolation Sound. The second half chronicles his rediscovery of the Sound as an adult, falling in love with the adventure, mystery, and outrageous characters found at this unique end of the road Canadian location. The title is from one of Grant’s favourite songs by Vancouver band the New Pornographers, found on the album Challengers.
Adventures in Solitude was released on September 27, 2010; one month later was declared #1 on the BC Bestsellers List; two months later it went to #2 on the Canadian National Nonfiction Bestsellers List. Adventures in Solitude was listed as one of the top ten best books of 2010 in the Vancouver Sun, Calgary Herald, and Montreal Gazette, and won the BC Book Prize for the 2010 Book of the Year.