fmgee's Canadian Tour
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Alberta – Inukshuk by Gregory Spatz
British Columbia - The Man Game,
The Forest Lover,
The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed,
Three Against the Wilderness,
Totem Poles and Tea
White Slaves of the Nootka
An Enchantment of Birds
The Whole Truth
And nothing but the Truth
When is a Man
The Devil you Know
Adventures in Solitude
Labrador - Northern Nurse
Manitoba - Kiss the Fur Queen
New Brunswick -
Newfoundland - The Girl from Away,
Lament for an Ocean,
The Boat That Wouldn’t Float,
The Bird Artist: A Novel,
Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World,
Colony of Unrequited Dreams,
The Custodian of Paradise
Northwest Territories - Last of the Curlews
Nova Scotia Last Summer in Louisbourg,
Fall on Your Knees
Halifax, Warden of the North
The Bishop's Man
Nunavut -People of the Deer
Lost in the Barrens
An Arctic Man
Never Cry Wolf
Ontario - Crow Lake ,
Housebroken: Confession of a Stay-At-Home Dad,
The Film Club,
Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures,
The Ash Garden: A Novel,
The Way the Crow Flies: A Novel
Paying for it
Prince Edward Island - Bannock, Beans and Black Tea
Anne of Green Gables
Quebec - The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
Lullabies for little Criminals
I never liked you
Saskatchewan - The Garden of Eden,
The Gates of the Sun
Yukon - Drifting Home
Call of the Wild
and here are two that I cannot remember enough to place them in a province/ territory just yet
Summer North of 60
The Last Crossing: A Novel
This morning I started Last of the Curlews which I am going to count towards the Northwest Territories as this is where the birds used to breed.
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I did hit a birding milestone last month when I saw my 300th Canadian species (a Rock Sandpiper in Victoria). Tomorrow I am taking part in a Big Day Challenge to see how many species of birds my team can see between 4:30am and 3pm tomorrow in the local area. It is to raise money for the Brant Festival (http://brantfestival.bc.ca/)
I am half way through The Bishop's Man also a NS book and perhaps explains by the above came to mind. I seem to have trouble moving onto new provinces!
I read The Poisonwood Bible this year and just posted my review yesterday. I loved that book and am glad that I stopped putting off reading it.
The Way the Crow Flies is a very big book. I did find this one more shocking than Fall on your Knees. There is something about the characters in Fall on your Knees that makes it special. I do think that it is worth reading.
Three provinces to go. I am making an effort to polish them off as I have identified the books.
Some part of me did not want to pick up Anne of Green Gables so I was very pleased to find this book for PEI
This was my favourite book so far this year. I listened to it on audiobook back in January, and because of the tone of voice of the reader, I did find it fun and happy. At least it started out that way. And then things got pretty grim for poor Baby. But still, the voice was so optimistic throughout. So although the story went all sorts of horrific places, to me it was still quite uplifting.
Another new province with Kiss the Fur Queen for Manitoba. I liked the book as it did a very good job of building. The hallucinogenic nature of parts of it were a little weird to start but they seemed to fit well with the book.
This was my favourite book from a few years ago. It never would have occurred to me to use the term "hallucinogenic" to describe those parts, but now that you mention it, they were a little hallucinogenic, weren't they. I just looked at them as magic realism. I'll have to look at all the magic realism that I've liked and consider whether it too is hallucinogenic. Interesting observation! Thanks for sending me off on new trains of thought. By the way, did you have a favourite scene? I just loved when the brothers ended up at the ballet. One of my all time favourite scenes in any book I've read in the last 5 years.
And since you liked Kiss of the Fur Queen, I recommend Green Grass, Running Water, which has some similar aspects. That one has some great scenes too. And some hallucinogenic ones, too ;-)
As for Kiss the Fur Queen, hallucinogenic is all I could think of to describe it. It reminded me of movie scenes for movies like Easy Rider. "Magic Realism" was not a term I was familiar with before now... I had to look it up! I did wonder how close to Cree Mythology those scenes were. As for my favourite scene the brothers ending up at the ballet was a highlight. I especially liked how they were the only ones left in the lobby with the food. I also really like the birth of Champion and the repetitive mention of the lucky tooth.
Thanks for the recommendation I have put it on my wishlist
I keep remembering the (true) story about the pair of international students at UBC, trying to save money. They gave themselves scurvy by living off of KD and Ramen. *shudders*