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Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
Generation X by Douglas Coupland
Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott
The Jade Peony by Wayson Choy
Nikolski by Nicolas Dickner
I think they will have a hard time defeating Fall on your Knees but really, she is already a best seller with an Oprah book club nod is there anyone left who hasn't read this one??
If they ever put me on the panel my suggestion is going to be Kiss of the Fur Queen by Tomson Highway.
Thanks for posting, Sydamy!
I read Dickner's Nikolski in French when it first came out - I have been keeping an eye on the author's work since he published his first book L'encyclopédie du petit cercle. I thoroughly enjoyed it back then. I stumbled upon the English translation recently and read a few pages. I thought it was quite good! I highly encourage you to read it. I might read it again, but due to too-many-books-too-little-time I might read The Jade Peony and Fall on your knees instead...
Glad to be here, looking forward to how it all unravels...
I'd read Good to a Fault earlier in the year. I liked it but didn't think it was all that memorable, and I'm surprised that it seems to be so popular.
I just finished Generation X. Having lived through the period Coupland describes, it was very interesting to look back on choices my friends and I made over the years. Some of Coupland's observations are so very accurate.
I've started The Jade Peony and though it seems to have gotten mixed reviews, I'm really enjoying it so far. That's probably because there are so many familiar elements in it for me, as my parents were also Chinese immigrants to Canada, though from a later generation.
I haven't decided whether to read Nikolski in French or English. I can read French, but it's pretty rusty these days.