2017 marks 150 years of Canada’s federation, and the celebrations have begun in earnest. One of the most beautiful, honest and timeless ways to mark our country’s trials and triumphs is, of course, through its books and authors. Our voices are as vast and varied as our landscape, and our experiences are, as well. But… Read More »
Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of HarperCollins with these amazing recommendations!
By Emma Hunter Have you ever finished reading a book feeling like years have passed and you’ve traveled half the world, only to find you’re still sitting in your living room? These eight books are epic stories with plots that take the characters far from where they started in life—not just in terms of… Read More »
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Well, my to-be-read pile just got quite a bit higher. The longlist for the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize (known colloquially as the Giller) for Canadian fiction was announced this week, and it includes a pretty diverse company of writers, styles and publishers. The twelve titles include previously-nominated authors, a few newbies and an almost equal… Read More »
Tags: A Beauty, Alix Hawley, All True Not a Lie In It, Anakana Shofield, Andre Alexis, Arvida, Buzz, Clifford Jackman, Close to Hugh, Confidence, Connie Gault, Daydreams of Angels, Fifteen Dogs, Giller Prize, Heather O'Neill, If I Fall If I Die, Marina Endicott, Martin John, Michael Christie, Outline, Patrick DeWitt, Russell Smith, Samuel Archibald, Undermajordomo Minor