Books About (pronounce it right) Canada

ImageToday is Canada Day so I thought it proper to celebrate some of Canada’s literary accomplishments with a 5… 4… 3… 2… 1 list. So without further ado…


5 Books Set in Canada 

     1) Up Till Now: The Autobiography by William Shatner

William Shatner, a beloved Canadian actor and entertainer tells the story of his life starting with his childhood in Montreal. Call me a nerd but I can’t help but mention Captain Kirk.

     2) Cataract City by Craig Davidson

Two perspectives punctuate this novel that explores the ups and downs of two childhood friend living and growing up in Niagara Falls.

     3) A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

A writer living in British Columbia finds the diary of a teenager from Japan after the 2011 tsunami.

4) Wildlives by Monique ProulxImage

Fascinating characters, each with their own personal issues, form a community in the secluded Laurentians. Each character has a voice and each character has a past that becomes part of their future. 

5) Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat

Mowat provides a first person account of his research into the patterns and behaviors of the arctic wolf.


4 Canadian Cookbooks

     1) Canada’s Favourite Recipes by Elizabeth Baird


     2) Jamie Kennedy’s Seasons by Jamie Kennedy

Jamie Kennedy features seasonal cooking that highlights Canadian produce and all the wonderful recipes that can be created from them.

     3) Fresh Canadian Bistro: Top Canadian Chefs Share Their Favourite Recipes by Craig Flinn Image

4) Sugar Shack Au Pied de Cochon by Martin Picard

A book dedicated to the simple but delicious ingredient maple syrup.



3 Books for Learning About Canada

     1) The Spirit of Canada: Canada’s Story in Legends, Fiction, Poems, and Songs by Barbara Hehner

The Spirit of Canada includes stories, myths, and more to act as a reference guide to some of Canada’s rich history and traditions.Image

     2) The Great Canadian Bucket List: One-of-a-Kind Travel Experiences by Robin Esrock

A book that documents many of the natural sites, different food spots, and unique culture places that one should visit when they visit Canada.

3) So, You Want to Be Canadian: All About the Most Fascinating People in the World and the Magical Place They Call Homeby Kerry Colburn

A lighthearted, humorous, and trivia packed book that explains some of the fascinating facts about the Canadian way of life.


2 Canadian Alphabets

Two cute books for children that use the alphabet to introduce some of Canada’s landmarks and well known figures.

     1) ABC’s of Canada by Kim Bellefontaine & Per-Henrik Gurth


     2) M is for Maple: A Canadian Alphabet by Mike Ulmer & Melanie Rose


1 Canadian Author to Celebrate

ImageAlistair Macleod

Earlier this year the wonderful author Alistair Macleod passed away at age 77, but he leaves behind some stunning short stories and the novel No Great Mischief, an epic saga of a family’s deep history.
















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