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Monday, 18 February 2013

Canadian YA: Suggestions please

This summer I am going on a road trip in Canada. I'm flying into Calgary and then travelling over 600 miles - all the way to Vancouver. I can't wait! And I want to read some Canadian YA fiction (or adult fiction). But I need some ideas of where to start. 

I've already read Cat's Eye and The Blind Assassin by Maragaret Atwood. And I bought Canada by Robert Ford but I haven't started it yet. 

Have you read a book by a Canadian author lately? Or a novel set in Canada, preferably on the west side - the rocky mountains, Banff, Jasper, Vancouver, Vancouver Island. Maybe you're an author and you want to recommend you own book. Go for it. 

I need your help!

5 comments:

Sean Cummings said...

Poltergeeks by me.

The Hunchback Assignments by Arthur Slade.

Becky said...

Hi Sean, thanks for the recommendations. I've been hearing great things about Poltergeeks.

Bookworm1858 said...

I was just thinking about this and it looks like RJ Anderson, author of Ultraviolet and Quicksilver, is Canadian. I think both books are pretty good and would recommend them to you although they don't focus too much on the Canadian setting.

Michele Helene said...

There's also Unhooking the Moon which is set in Winnipeg and New York. Not quite your locations, but I really enjoyed it.

Saybe Scott said...

Just found your post through Google, while looking for lists of YA books with Canadian settings. There aren't a huge number. A few that come to mind: Kelley Armstrong's two series are set on Vancouver Island, I believe. Tim Wynne-Jones' books are in northern Ontario, I think (he lives in eastern Ontario). LM Montgomery's older classics are of course Canadian, in PEI. Charles de Lint is from Ottawa area, though not sure if any of his stories are set in Canada (the one I read was a generic fictional town). If you like graphic novels, the Scott Pilgram series is set in Toronto.

I found these lists that might be helpful to you:
http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/2149.YA_Books_Set_in_Canada
http://www.goodreads.com/places/5-canada