Nickelini's Canadian Challenge
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I actually already started this challenge over on my Reading Globally thread, so I'm not restarting and I'll just transfer those books over here (It's not like I got all that far last year, anyway).
British Columbia:A Recipe for Bees, Gail Anderson-Dargatz; Stanley Park, Timothy Taylor
Alberta: Green Grass, Running Water, Thomas King; Kappa Child, Hiromi Goto
Saskatchewan: Peace Shall Destroy Many, Rudy Wiebe;
Manitoba: Under the Ribs of Death, John Marlyn; The Diviners, Margaret Laurence; Kiss of the Fur Queen, Tomson Highway
Ontario: The Robber Bride, Margaret Atwood
Quebec: Lullabies for Little Criminals, Heather O'Neill
Nova Scotia: The Bishop's Man, Linden MacIntyre
PEI: Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery
Newfoundland & Labrador: Annabel, by Kathleen Winter, February, Lisa Moore
Northwest Territories: Late Nights on Air, Elizabeth Hay
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I have a copy of Late Nights on Air in one of my many TBR stacks. Seems like a good candidate to dig out.
Amazing that you can do all the UK counties and districts. I'm hopeless on the UK.
I have both Larry's Party and the Diviners but haven't read any Canadian books since I signed up for the challenge! oops. I'm on a Switzerland kick instead (we're moving to Basel for a couple of years).
I decided to join your Canadian province challenge. I've hardly read any Canadian authors at all!
Tell me about Nunavut. I've never even heard of that province until just now. It doesn't really make the news. :)
I found out from wikipedia that, in Nunavut, there are people (five of them, actually) that are residents of a city/place/town (?) called Alert which is a bit more than 500 miles from the North Pole!! Facinating!!!
The Canadian Arctic looks fascinating...but just too cold!! I'd rather visit the Equatorial tropics, thank you very much!
And I've always wanted to go to Tuktoyaktuk just so I can say I've been there.
Why? What's there?
Only a few more to go--Nunavut, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Yukon. I think I have books in my TBR pile for all of them except the Yukon. I'm only including works of fiction by an author who has spent considerable time in the location, so my pickings are slim.
Helpless, Barbara Gowdy. Set during a hot Toronto summer. A single mother's daughter goes missing. Good but not too disturbing. The kidnapper is particularly well written.
Zero Gravity, Sharon English. Short stories set in and around Vancouver by a writer from Ontario. Nominated for the Giller prize.
Edible Woman, Margaret Atwood. Her first novel. Somewhat dated, but worth reading for the chapter about the dinner party. Another Toronto book.
On the Outside Looking Indian, Rupinder Gill. Comical memoir about a daughter of Indian immigrants trying to catch up on all the "typical" Canadian experiences she missed out on as a child.
Hey Nostradamus, Douglas Coupland. A sometimes depressing, sometimes hilarious look at how a school shooting affects the survivors. No one captures Vancouver as well as Coupland.
Sugar Bush and Other Stories, Jenn Farrell. Short stories set in Vancouver and the Island. Sharp, insightful, and sometimes disturbing.
Stone Diaries, Carol Shields. On its way to becoming a Canadian classic, this book is set mostly in the US.
The Sometimes Lake, Sandy Bonny. A collection of short stories set mainly on the Prairies. The author often mixes science in with her tales.