Monday, 4 February 2013

P.S. ...

I meant to include this in my post yesterday, but it slipped my mind.  When I've mentioned my "required reading" books in my posts over the past year, I was referring to books by Canadian authors that were recently published and were being consideredfor nomination for the 2013 Evergreen Award, one of the "trees" that is part of the Ontario Library Association Forest of Reading.  I am part of the Selection and Steering Committee for this award, so I've been reading alot of recent Canadian publications for consideration.  The nominees for this year have just been announced:

Eating Dirt Charlotte Gill
Indian Horse Richard Wagamese
Intolerable:  a memoir of extremes Kamal Al-Solaylee
Tell it to the Trees Anita Rau Badami
The Deception of Livvy Higgs Donna Morrissey
The Little Shadows Marina Endicott
The Western Light Susan Swan
Triggers Robert J Sawyer
The Winter Palace: a novel of Catherine the Great Eva Stachniak
Up and Down Terry Fallis

Most of these titles are fiction, with a couple of non-fiction titles mixed in as well.  I haven't read all of them (yet!), but based on the discussion with my Committee members, I think I can safely recommend each of them.  So if your public library takes part in the Evergreen Award process, read these titles and vote for your favourite one (I think you have to wait until the fall to vote, but you can start reading now!).

Happy reading!!
Julie

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