right now i'm loving: canlit

canadian literature is vast and varied.
from classic works from robertson davies and margaret atwood
to new novels that challenge the way we see
common subjects,
canadian literature is something i am fascinated with.
lately i have been absorbing myself in
gorgeous canadian novels
by incredible female authors.

a few i'd recommend:

the birth house by ami mckay
about life as a midwife in a tiny town in 19th century nova scotia

where we have to go by lauren kirshner
a story about a girl growing up in a divided household

fault lines by nancy huston
four intertwined stories of children throughout the 20th century
who are all related and share a dark family secret
relating to world war two

if you're looking for a book to read
consider picking up one of these novels,
or one of the many other canadian novels available...
they are truly delightful!


  1. i love book rec's, thanks!! these look super good! if i read them i will let you know what i thought :)

  2. I just had my first sojourn to Canada... and I can safely say it won't be my last! See, I'm an Australian living in LA and never have I been anywhere else in the world where a place and the people remind me so much of home... I truly just adored it!
    Thanks for the recommendations, I'm due for a new read!
    xo tash

  3. Thanks for the recommendations! I'm addicted to books and always appreciate a good suggestion :)

  4. I love Margaret Atwood's work!!

  5. This sounds awful, but I had no idea that Canadian Lit existed, but the first book sounds super super super good! :)


  6. Will def chk them out, I LOVE finding recommended good books:-) Looking for new ones anywho.

  7. That last novel sounds very interesting, thanks for sharing your list!
    Hope your weekend is great!

  8. Oooh, I actually just got back from Barnes and Noble to look for some good books. I'm going to check into these, especially Fault Line.

  9. Anonymous5/11/10

    Thanks ever so much for these titles! I am ALWAYS looking for good books to read. And I love getting personal good reviews from those who have read them and appreciate them for both their story and their author's talent.

  10. meg,

    you MUST read fugitive pieces.
    and there is a stunning film (2009 i believe).

    love all of your love lately, friend!


  11. What great recommendations! I love anything by Annie Proulx

    I just wanted to pop over and thank you for entering the giveaway for my 2011 calendar on Oh, Mishka. We've got a few left if you're still keen! (cough, shameless self-promotion, cough) ;)


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