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A few that are clearly Nunavut are:
The snow walker
The desperate people
Ordeal by Ice
The curse of the viking grave
Most likely Never cry wolf as well.
Edit: I now have it on good authority that People of the Deer is in Nunavut.
On the border:
Lost in the Barrens
I know--it's so unpatriotic, isn't it! I remember my school library used to have lots of copies of The Dog Who Wouldn't Be and Owls in the Family and others, but I was never interested even though teachers and librarians always pushed them. I finally read Owls in the Family to my daughter when she was about four. It was okay, but I can see that I wouldn't have liked it when I was a kid. I didn't read Anne of Green Gables until I was an adult either. I know, I know--time to hand in my passport and leave the country.
19: Of the books I have read so far I am surprised at how undated Farley Mowat's books are. That being said I can imagine they are not to everyones likings.
I too have not read Anne of Green Gables. I am currently getting my hands on all sorts of Canadian kids books for my own kids (okay for me now and them when they get there).
Stuart McLean of Vinyl Cafe is an exception. Actually broke down today and bought tickets to see him tomorrow! :)
fmgee: Enjoy the kids books. I love to look at the great children's section of the library but then feel like I'm depriving a child if I borrow any.
I never did like Margaret Atwood, nor Margaret Lawrence. How's that for a shocker!!! I think they made me read too many of them back in highschool and I found them all so depressing that I swore off them for life. But maybe now that I am older - perhaps I could try again!
BcteaGirl - ooh! I hope you enjoy seeing Stuart McLean in real life. I've loved his books.
As for Anne of Green Gables I did read every book - I think - that Lucy Maud Montgomery wrote when I was in my teens. Perhaps for that you will forgive me my Canadian Literary transgessions .
I do think that Farley Mowat looks like he may have some fascinating books. fmgee - I can see what you mean about his being still very current.
I find it simplest just to use the political distinctions, but that's just me. Some also split Labrador and Newfoundland, which I'm not going to do either. The one province includes both regions. But there are no LT police, so each reader can make her or his own decisions.
I figure everyone in this group can just choose their regions in a way that works for them. The boundaries are rather arbitrary anyhow. My goal is simply to read books from a number of culturally and geographically diverse regions. Of course, I can also do that by reading a book set in Toronto and one set in rural Ontario. :-)
I find stuff from the maritimes (and lesser so the prairies) really differs depending on which province it takes place in so I would never dream of merging those together. The overall flavour of stuff written in/about the territories is similar enough that I can justify combining it.
I am finding Farley Mowat to be a real crusader in many ways. Interesting fellow!
The Trudeau Vector by Juris Jurjevics **** 10/24/10
(It took me a while to decide exactly where in the Canadian Arctic this takes place, but all hints, as well as author acknowledgments, place it in Nunavut. As well as the dark and cold of the winter, mentioned below, there is a major character who is Inuit and who discusses his heritage, and there is an Aleut burial ground with mummies which the characters explore.)
A solid thriller which takes place in the high Arctic winter, which in itself is a tense addition to the suspense. At a Canadian research facility, internationally staffed, three scientists die nasty deaths for which no one can find a cause. All died at exactly the same time, out on the ice in the dark, from what appears to have been a new pathogen or chemical. A fourth scientist with them kills himself. The Canadians bring in an American pathologist who is known for luck and intuition, and she is delivered to the facility just before winter closes the facility to normal transportation until spring. Meanwhile the Russians search for a missing sub bringing home a 5th scientist from the lab.
The science is very interesting, and the cold and dark permeate the story. The tension mounts throughout the book, with only small detours for personal dramas. As is typical in novels in which experts are being portrayed to a general readership, there is a bit too much explaining of details you'd think the characters wouldn't have to spell out for each other, and the fact that a Russian submarine can get to the station but no one seems to think the scientists can get rescued nagged a bit. But overall, this is an delicious way to while away a few hours, especially if you're warm.
(I found this on the dollar shelf at Borders - it's so nice to take a chance and be rewarded! If anyone is interested, I've listed the book on BookMooch.)
I really enjoy Farley Mowat, although I don't think I read anything by him until just a few years ago. Nothing - at least that I remember - from when I was a kid. I love animals, though, so any of his book having to do with animals, I am drawn to.
Confessions: I'll agree with someone who already mentioned they don't like short stories. I'm not a big fan, either. Because of that, I've never read any Alice Munro. I believe she does have one novel, and I hope to give that a try at some point.
This is an Inuit retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, but in this case, it’s a little Inuit girl, Aloo-ki, who is looking for her dogs who floated away on a piece of ice and she stumbles upon the igloo where three snow bears live. She goes inside to investigate, while the bears are out.
3 stars for the story, 4 stars for the artwork. It’s a cute story, but one that’s been told. But, the pictures in the book are amazing. The Inuit setting is a nice change and it makes for beautiful pictures. It reminded me of some graphic novels where there is a border. The pictures in the border were following the dogs and the bears, while the main story with text followed Aloo-ki. I read my first picture book by this author last year and I am reminded of the wonderful pictures with her stories.