Canadian Fiction

Favourite Canadian Fiction - an expatriate's search for the next great Canadian read
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message 1: by sandra (new)


message 2: by Phoenixfalls (new)

Phoenixfalls I added Nobody's Son, by Sean Stewart, but wasn't entirely sure it should count; Stewart was born in the U.S., but now lives in Canada, has Canadian citizenship, the book was published in Canada first, and won Canada's major fantasy award.

Added some titles by Charles de Lint too; he was born in the Netherlands, but since he moved to Canada before he was a year old I figured he counted. :)


message 3: by Ben (new)

Ben The following title is on the list.

Bellow: A Biography
by James Atlas

Unless this is a fictional biography, I assume this doesn't belong on the list.


message 4: by Ben (new)

Ben Deleted for not being fiction: Bellow: A Biography


message 5: by Ben (new)

Ben Deleted for not being written by Canadian author: Moby Dick.


message 6: by Michael (new)

Michael Running in the Family (#54) and Owls in the Family (#86) are memoirs.


Lavoie Lianne (The Towering Pile) Removed the following non-fiction books: Onstage, Offstage by Michael Bublé; The Long Hello: The Other Side of Alzheimer's by Cathie Borrie; Lucky Man: A Memoir by Michael J. Fox; and The Man Who Forgot How to Read by Howard Engel.


Lavoie Lianne (The Towering Pile) Also removed Madame Benoit Cooks at Home, which is also non-fiction.


message 9: by Chrisl (new)

Chrisl Added some James A. Houston. Also some other novels with Canadian settings. Appreciated seeing Farley Mowat books on list, although they are more biographical than fiction.


message 10: by BookLovingLady (last edited May 10, 2016 06:47PM) (new)

BookLovingLady As the title/description of this Listopia clearly reads "Canadian Fiction", the books by Arundhati Roy (Indian) and Peter Robinson (British) have been removed.


message 12: by Lucile (new)

Lucile Barker Chrisl wrote: "Added some James A. Houston. Also some other novels with Canadian settings. Appreciated seeing Farley Mowat books on list, although they are more biographical than fiction."

Robinson is Canadian! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_R...


message 13: by Jessica (new)

Jessica John Irving isn't Canadian (A Prayer for Owen Meany is on here).
Lucky Man is still on here.
Robert Munsch is Canadian, but is pretty much the only picture book on here. Do you want to have picture books?


message 14: by BookLovingLady (last edited Jul 29, 2016 08:15PM) (new)

BookLovingLady Jessica wrote: "John Irving isn't Canadian (A Prayer for Owen Meany is on here)...."

I've removed A Prayer for Owen Meany for being American and Lucky Man for being non-fiction.

Next time, please, do mention which number a particular book has in the Listopia. Thanks :-)


message 15: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Booklovinglady wrote: "Jessica wrote: "John Irving isn't Canadian (A Prayer for Owen Meany is on here)...."

I've removed A Prayer for Owen Meany for being American and Lucky Man for being non-f..."

Oops! Sorry! I will!

And man, you're speedy!


message 16: by BookLovingLady (last edited Jul 29, 2016 09:08PM) (new)

BookLovingLady Jessica wrote: "And man, you're speedy!...""

It's early morning where I live. And too early yet to do anything else than play around on GR :-)


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