The Canada Reads debate begins today. I’ve read four of the five books; here are my reviews:
Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis (http://schatjesshelves.blogspot.ca/2015/11/review-of-fifteen-dogs-by-andre-alexis.html)
Company Town by Madeline Ashby (http://schatjesshelves.blogspot.ca/2017/03/review-of-company-town-by-madeline-ashby.html)
Nostalgia by M. G. Vassanji (http://schatjesshelves.blogspot.ca/2017/03/review-of-nostalgia-by-m-g-vassanji.html)
The Break by Katherena Vermette (http://schatjesshelves.blogspot.ca/2017/02/review-of-break-by-katherena-vermette.html)
The nominee I didn’t read is the non-fiction book The Right to Be Cold by Sheila Watt-Cloutier.
“The former head of the international Inuit Circumpolar Council and nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, author and activist Sheila Watt-Cloutier chronicles the impact climate change has had on northern communities and makes the case that this environmental crisis is indeed a human rights issue. Weaving together environmental, cultural and economic issues, Watt-Cloutier makes a passionate and personal plea for change” (http://www.cbc.ca/books/2015/01/the-right-to-be-cold.html).
I’m hoping for The Break; it is the best of the novels.