Oh, Canada!

Canada in fiction and nonfiction.

(In other words: Books either set in Canada or whose principal subject is Canada. Author doesn't need to be Canadian, nor do any and all books by Canadian authors automatically qualify just by virtue of their authors' nationality.)

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Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) That's the beauty of these lists ... :)

I find Canada endlessly fascinating -- nature, people, history, society, all of it. I can well understand that it's a heritage you're proud of!

So let's hope there will be many more contributions to this list ...


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Isn't Handmaid's Tale set in what used to be the U.S.?


message 3: by Hayes (last edited Feb 25, 2010 11:15PM) (new)

Hayes Cambridge Mass, I believe, but Atwood is Canadian.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Oh, I interpreted this list as the book being set there, whether the author was Canadian or not.


message 5: by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (last edited Feb 28, 2010 04:07AM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Susanna is right -- that's what I had in mind. Author's nationality is of no importance, but the book itself should principally be set in (or deal with) Canada or Canadians.

ETA: Same applies to "The English Patient," btw (and yes, a few of that novel's characters are actually Canadians -- but their nationality is merely incidental to the story line, not a central feature).


message 6: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl I didn't realize. Someone can delete my Bellow books, then.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Sorry. I'll try to be more specific in my list descriptions again in the future!


message 8: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Mar 01, 2010 12:56PM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads OK, I'll delete Handmaid's Tale (great book though it is) and The English Patient, then.

Is there anything else I should remove?


message 9: by Ben (new)

Ben I'm all for claiming Saul Bellow as one of our own, but I don't believe Ravelstein is set in, or has anything to do with, Canada.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Description doesn't sound like Ravelstein is set in Canada, no.

Should I delete it?


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Removed.

Also, what about the two books by William Shatner? Star Trek Memories seems to be a behind the scenes look at, well, Star Ship Enterprise and its crew. I'm not sure how much of that series was filmed in Canada (if any part of it at all)? Shatner's memoires (Up Till Now) probably have some connection to Canada to the extent they're dealing with his upbringing -- but does anybody happen to know how much of the book that actually covers?


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Susanna wrote: "OK, I'll delete Handmaid's Tale (great book though it is) and The English Patient, then."

Re-removed both.


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