Five Can Lit Picks

1 Mar

At Meet at The Gate to finish off Canada’s turn on their World Literature Tour. Incidentally, they’re all by women: A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews (by the way, brand new information courtesy of last night’s Olympic hockey game between the US and Canada – is Toews pronounced Taves?), Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro, Helpless by Barbara Gowdy, Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott, and The Birth House by Ami McKay.

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3 Responses to “Five Can Lit Picks”

  1. LisaG March 4, 2010 at 1:29 am #

    That’s a good list. I’ve read Toews, Munro, and McKay. The other two are on my TBR list.

    You’re right – Toews is pronounced Taves! http://www.canadacouncil.ca/prizes/ggla/ggla_winners_laureates_2004.htm

    Funny what you can learn watching hockey!

  2. Lija March 5, 2010 at 10:04 am #

    Have you read anything else by Gowdy?

    I’m reading The Flying Troutmans now, actually.

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