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Collected Essex County by Jeff Lemire. Top Shelf Productions 2009. Collected Essex County is the first graphic novel I have read. I picked it up because it is on the Canada Reads 2011 list. Essex County will be defended by … Continue reading
Room by Emma Donoghue. HarperCollins 2010. Room, by Irish-Canadian Emma Donoghue, was longlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the 2010 Governor General Literary Awards. I felt some trepidation about reading this novel as the story revolves … Continue reading
The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis. McClelland & Stewart Ltd. 2007. The Best Laid Plans, a political satire by Terry Fallis, won the 2008 Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. I picked it up because it is one of five … Continue reading
The Vinyl Cafe Notebooks by Stuart McLean. Penguin Canada 2010. When our family got together on Christmas Eve, while we were recovering from a bountiful dinner, I got out Stuart McLean’s Home from the Vinyl Cafe: A Year of Stories, … Continue reading
Cool Water by Dianne Warren. HarperCollins 2010. The Governor General’s Literary Awards are awarded annually to the best English-language and French-language books in each of seven literary categories. The winner of each category receives $25,000 and publishers of winning titles … Continue reading