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For all of the book lists out there it appears we really need to compile on for the best Canadian books. This one started from Jewelles Smith's list on Facebook. She asks for you to contribute your selections for "Canadian books or historical Canadian books that Canadians would love".
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Only the second of Ondaatje's works to be set in his native Sri Lanka, Anil's Ghost tells of a Sinhalese-American forensic anthropologist pulled into the political upheaval that has plagued Sri Lanka for decades. It is a story of trust, of history, of art, and most of all about discovering truth--and one's true identity.
A beautiful collection of stories and legends--mostly of the Capilano First Nations, woven together with Johnson's self-consciously Native narrative voice. This collection was first published by Johnson's friends to help raise funds for her treatment as she was dying of breast cancer.
1966. Early post-modern novel by the singer-songwriter.. Interestingly, it is considered by some to be one of the best modern Canadian novels, by others THE single worst.
Part sociology, part framed novel, it gathers interest in hindsight. (I almost typed "... in the rear view mirror"!) http://www.coupland.com/
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we are up to 33 books! one third of the way to my goal of top 100 Canadian books!
keep passing this along and picking friend's brains for great Canadian Literature
Ok, Jewelles, 1st you have to have the image on your computer. (Sometimes I get them from Google Images, or Wikipedia: you search on the item or title & if a suitable image comes up, you right click on it and save it to a convenient folder.) Then, when or after you create a new entry on MF, click on "Add an Image", & follow the instructions on the pop-up window. Try it out, and let me know if you have any problems.
ps i still haven't figured out how to add the jacket cover...
I can kick in a good few I am familiar with, and I'll add some "non-novels" worthy of a list.
i agree with the categories but i wanted to start the discussion! i know so many great books of poetry, fiction works, non-fiction, science fiction...ect. i am hoping to get a large list then to have it organized. i had great response on my facebook original posting...so hopefully this will only grow from here!
I kind of wish it the topic was better delimited, perhaps by category. Novels, say. Or Canadian authors.
I think it will be a good list--really surprised that no one had started it before. Thanks for coming up with it! :-)
I know this is a top 5 kinda list but my real goal was to create a concise list of Canadian reading! We have so many great authors here and so many other books that are written in Canadian context (historical or otherwise). I cannot wait to see what comes up on here (and hope there will be books i have never read and will soon fall in love with). see below for the beginnings of this list!
Canadians can reed?
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