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FEATURED READING LISTS

Feel the Love!

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tagged : Love, fiction, poetry
A list of Canadian books with powerful love stories in them. Criteria for inclusion? The love can end well, it can end tragically, but it must have made your heart beat harder or broken it at least a little.
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Books to Read When Sick (by Marina Endicott)

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"Books are the best prescription when someone you love is ailing, or when you are under the weather yourself. The ailment need not be physical: you might be sick of your own life, or of working, or of the endless cold rain that is summer in Edmonton. As opposed to the endless arctic wasteland that is winter in Edmonton… not that I don’t love the city madly. And I love these books, too. They will give you the only true remedies for illness: transport, delight, distraction, and a soupçon of schadenfreude." Marina Endicott's second novel, Good to a Fault, won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book, Canada/Caribbean region and was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her new novel, The Little Shadows, about a sister vaudeville act touring the prairies in 1912, will be published by Doubleday this fall.
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Bad Jobs (by Grace O'Connell)

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Grace O'Connell holds an MFA in Creativing Writing. Her work has appeared in various publications including The Walrus, Taddle Creek, Quill & Quire and EYE Weekly. She has taught creative writing at George Brown College and now works as a freelance writer and editor in Toronto. She is Knopf's New Face of Fiction for 2012, and her first novel Magnified World is forthcoming in May.
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Lulupop's List of Feisty Kid-Lit Heroines

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Picture books that girls will love!
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Books that Made Me Realize I Needed To Be a Writer (by Alison Pick)

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Alison Pick's most recent novel, FAR TO GO, won the Canadian Jewish Book Award for Fiction. It has been optioned for film, translated into Dutch, French and Italian, and published internationally. Alison was the winner of the 2002 Bronwen Wallace Award for most promising Canadian writer under 35, the 2003 National Magazine Award for Poetry, and the 2005 CBC Literary Award for Poetry. Currently on Faculty at the Humber Correspondence Program in Creative Writing, Alison Pick lives in Toronto with her family.
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Amazing Food Scenes in CanLit

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tagged : Fiction, food
In which book did the protagonist leave a smoked meat sandwich at his father's grave? In which book does a traumatized woman find solace through a lover's cooking? All these picks have incredible food scenes.
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