Posts Tagged ‘Canada Reads’

Canada Reads opening eyes

With Canada Reads beginning just before university exams, there’s an easy opportunity to decide which of the contenders to put on your summer reading list.   The theme is ‘one book to open your eyes.’ The shortlist includes The Boat People, by Sharon Bala; American War by Omar El Akkad; Precious Cargo by Craig Davidson; Forgiveness…

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The Marrow Theives opens readers eyes to Indigenous realities

“Mitch was smiling so big his back teeth shone in the soft-light of the solar-powered lamp we’d scavenged from someone’s shed.”   And so begins Cherie Dimaline’s The Marrow Theives, one of the books up for this year’s Canada Reads competition.   The Marrow Thieves tells the story of a dystopian society where almost everyone has lost…

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