A masterpiece.

It is and Niska, the last Oji-Cree medicine woman to live off the land, has received word that one of the two boys she grudgingly saw off to war has returned. She leaves her home in the bush of… read more at Kobo.

The Disappeared.

Finalist for the 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize, this story of passionate love between a Canadian and her Cambodian lover evokes their tumultuous relationship in a world of colliding values.

Under the Visible Life by Kim Echlin, http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00RU4QIRI/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_pIJ.vb0GZ131T

Under the Visible Life / Kim Echlin Toronto: Hamish Hamilton, 348 p. This is a fantastic read, a story of family, friendship, and.

Exhilarating and provocative.

Hamish Hamilton Canada - Home

A true original.

Fox Helen Oyeyemi Several weeks ago I featured Mr. Fox in a Book Beginnings post .

Breathtaking and enchanting.

Boy Snow Bird by Helen Oyeyemi- In the winter of Boy Novak arrives by chance in a small town in Massachusetts, looking, she believes, for beauty—the opposite of the life she’s left behind

Haunting, brutal and beautiful.

The Orenda

A visceral portrait of life at a crossroads, The Orenda opens with a brutal massacre and the kidnapping of the young Iroquois Snow Falls, a spirited girl with a special gift. Her captor, Bird, is an… read more at Kobo.


This Will Be Difficult to Explain and Other Stories by Johanna Skibsrud The first book in my 50 book pledge.