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Lakeland: Journeys into the Soul of Canada by Allan Casey. Greystone Books, 2009. When Allan Casey went looking for books about the lakes of Canada, he found plenty of information about the Great Lakes, those huge inland seas that dominate … Continue reading
Annabel by Kathleen Winter. House of Anansi Press 2010. Annabel is a gentle novel that moves along like a quiet stream, only occasionally disturbed by rocks or riffles. I was a bit surprised by this, as Annabel is the story … 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
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