Do you want to read something new and interesting on a frosty winter evening? Book critics of Manitoba have chosen the best fifteen books written by Canadian writers for you.
1. Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
The boy named Wash becomes a witness to the murder and miraculously escapes the death. After that, he goes on a dangerous journey around the world.
2. Dear Evelyn by Kathy Page
The book begins during the Second World War and shows a 70-year long love story.
3. The Flame by Leonard Cohen
For the last few years of his life, Cohen collected his unpublished poetry and various lyrics to make this terrific book.
4. Final Report by Rick Mercer
The comedian Rick Mercer has collected unknown sensations, which he learned from his show during the last 5 years.
5. Trickster Drift by Eden Robinson
The second novel from the trilogy tells about Jared, who is now 17 years old. He lives in Vancouver, and everything in his life is good until his mother’s ex-boyfriend begins to pursue him.
6. The Woo-Woo by Lindsay Wong
This book is about the impact of psychological illness on families. All the stories are presented in a quite humorous manner.
7. Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice
The radio host talks about the life of northern communities and how cold, hunger and disease led to their deaths.
8. Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny
Armand Gamache, former head of the Sûreté du Québec becomes an executor of the will of an elderly lady. There will be a mysterious murder that leads to an investigation that changes the whole life of the main character.
9. Mamaskatch by Darrel J. McLeod
The writer remembers his childhood in Smith, Alta. He tells in details why he is proud of his heritage, at the same time telling stories that happened to him in the past.
10. Tilly and the Crazy Eights by Monique Gray Smith
A woman named Tilly agreed to drive eight people to Albuquerque. They make eight stops along the way that change her life. Each of the 8 passengers tells their stories.
11. All Things Consoled by Elizabeth Hay
This book shows a story of how a girl, Elizabeth Hay, became a caregiver from a daughter.
12. Big Lonely Doug by Harley Rustad
This is a story about a lumberjack and the only tree left in Vancouver that he saved.
13. Buffy Sainte-Marie by Andrea War
The book tells about Sainte-Marie's childhood, and how this First Nations activist won an Oscar and was blacklisted by two U.S. presidents.
14. All Our Relations by Tanya Talaga
The book touches on the topic of suicide among young people in Indigenous Canadian communities.
15. Defying Limits by Dave Williams
The book is about the Canadian doctor and astronaut who performed the operation in zero gravity.