Category Archives: Governor General 2011

Half Blood Blues

Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan. Serpent’s Tail 2011. Sid and Chip grew up together in Baltimore. It was Chip who discovered jazz and introduced Sid to the joy of making music. Chip played the drums while Sid took on … Continue reading

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Touch

Touch by Alexi Zentner. Alfred A. Knopf Canada 2011. Touch was shortlisted for the 2011 Governor General’s Literary Award. Like The Free World, Touch tells the story of three generations, but beyond that the books could hardly be less alike. … Continue reading

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The Free World

The Free World by David Bezmozgis. HarperCollins 2011. The Free World was shortlisted for both the 2011 Giller Prize and the 2011 Governor General’s Literary Award. Set in 1978, The Free World follows the Krasnansky family as they journey from … Continue reading

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The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt. Anansi 2011. To my surprise, I loved this book. I say surprise because a western about hired killers isn’t the sort of thing I usually read. However, The Sisters Brothers was nominated for the … Continue reading

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