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Discussion in 'Book Search & Suggestions' started by Rogue, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. Ell

    Ell Well-Known Member

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    novella, I really liked Runaway. Almost all the stories affected me on a deeply personal level. Munro tends to do that to me. :eek:
     
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    Wayne Johnston. Probably my favourite Canadian author.
     
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    Don't forget Charles deLint! I read Widdershins over the weekend and greatly enjoyed my deLint "fix'. He's a fine writer of speculative fiction.
     
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    Really? I had no idea she was from here!
    I just bought Deja Dead and Break no Bones, I'm that excited to read them that I won't read them yet. LOL
     
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    Actually, she's not. I was wrong. She's from Chicago but splits here time between North Carolina and Canada. I probably misread the author bio in her book, although she seems to set the books in Canada.
     
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    Canadians can not write.
     
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    eyez0nme, when you are done trolling, can you at least say something sensible? If Canadians can not write, say why.
     
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    Which Canadians have you read eyez0nme?
     
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    He certainly can't have read any of the authors listed in this thread. If Canadians don't write, I'd like to know who these folks are! Having read a handful of writers on this list, I'd like to challenge eyezonme to choose any name he likes from those listed on this thread or one from here:http://www.geocities.com/p_taggett/authors.html
    or here: http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/List%20of%20Canadian%20writers and read one of their works. Then he might have something worth saying about this subject..maybe. I dare him to choose just one!
     
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    Look mom & dad, I am putting my degree in canadian literature to use!

    I would also add

    Joeseph Boydon's Three Day Road a great war novel told from the perspective of the native experience.

    Bill Gaston's Sointula wherein a formley medicated wife of a well-to-do Ontario town returns to Vancouver for the burial of a former lover and instead of returning home steals a canoe and sets out to paddle north to find her son.

    Paul Quarrington - my favourites are Home Game, The Spirit Cabinet and Galveston. Whale Music is also quite good but not my favourite of his.

    Kit's Law by Donna Morrisey is also quite good (east coast story, not vancouver)

    Tempting Faith DiNapoli by Lisa Gabriele - funny and sometimes crass coming of age story of a italian-canadian girl.

    Michael Crummey's The River Thieves.

    many, Many more

    check out

    www.canlit.ca

    www.quillandquire.com - great magazine on Canadian writers and writing with many reviews.
     
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    And what GOOD use too! Thanks for the list and links.
     
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    No problem, it remindeded me to renew my subscription to Quill & Quire so we are all winners.

    And since I am here some more cool Canucks to read Neil Bissondoth, Frances Itani, Tomothy Findley, David Gilmour, Mordecai Richler, Margaret Laurence, Jane Urquhart, Guy Vanderhaeghe (A suitable Boy is very good)

    Brian Moore - The Luck of Ginger Coffey is a great book.

    Malcom Lowry - Under the Volcano is worth a read, a bit plodding at times but the book pays off the effort.

    Margaret Gibson an often over looked writer who struggled with mental illness and drifted out of the literary world a few times often going missing for years. However, when she wrote, she wrote beautifully.

    Peter Robinson has written a great detective series as well. OK so he's a Brit who moved here for education and remained but I like him so I am officially claiming him for my country. (I apologize in advance for the discomfort when i plant the flag)
     

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