Thank you for coming here. What book do you think I should read to understand Canadians?
Simply leave a comment on this page, naming the book, and why you think it might be a good choice for me to read. I’ll pick from these selections, and the selections given to CBC below (added in as we go), and will create a reading list.
Right now, I’m more interested in Fiction, Poetry and Drama of Canada, more than nonfiction, but I’m open to all suggestions. I’m just thinking that there’s a lot of Canadian books that tell us “what” Canada is like. But these books rarely enter the Canadian cultural subconscious like a good story does, and the nonfiction books tend to be HEFTY. (I’m looking at you, Pierre Berton). Check out the page “What He’s Read” to see if he’s already read the book, and put together a short blurb.
So leave your suggestions below. Thanks!