Across the Country

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Across the Country

Jan 5, 2023, 1:10 pm

I thought it would be interesting to focus on reading authors from each province and territory. I have lived in BC and Ontario and enjoyed numerous authors from those provinces. And I am now in NS and am finding quite a bit in the Maritimes. However, I grew up in Alberta and don't know of any Alberta authors, or perhaps I haven't looked hard enough. Looking for Alberta suggestions, and for other prov/territories.

Editado: Jan 5, 2023, 1:48 pm

>1 Brenda.G.H: Hi Brenda

You might be interested in this group - All about Canadian Provinces!

(and also, we can totally discuss them here too :)

Jan 6, 2023, 9:49 am

Jan 9, 2023, 10:33 am

>2 Cecilturtle: Thank you :)

Jan 9, 2023, 6:02 pm

Nancy Huston is an Alberta-born writer I like.

Jan 21, 2023, 7:01 am

>1 Brenda.G.H: Hi Brenda! I just sent you a friend request (I hope you don't mind). I moved to Halifax 4 years ago and I'm an avid reader. I see we share a lot of the same books! I made my own challenge for 2023 to "read across Canada" but haven't really started to gather the books I'm going to read. I'm interested in seeing your choices.
Kim H

Jan 21, 2023, 12:41 pm

The Outlander and Ridgerunner by Gil Adamson are both excellent. I also liked The Garneau Block and Bow Grip. Although he is not based in Alberta several of Thomas King's books are set there. The first Thomas King book I ever read was Green Grass, Running Water which is set mostly in an indigenous community is southern Alberta.

Jan 21, 2023, 1:20 pm

I was born in Montreal and moved away at 9 years of age. One book that really evoked my memories of Montreal and the interactions among neighbours is The Fat Woman Next Door is Pregnant by Michel Tremblay.