Finished!.

The final three reviews to complete the 1st Canadian Book Challenge. I actually read 21 books by Canadian authors during the allotted time but haven't reviewed all of them yet.

The 2nd challenge starts tomorrow! Join us!


A Bird in the House by Margaret Laurence

About: Eight connected short stories, featuring Vanessa MacLeod and set in Manawaka, Manitoba.

Vanessa was interesting, each of the stories was moving, and the book as a whole was remarkable. Full review: A Bird in the House by Margaret Laurence.

This book was my choice for Manitoba.


The Devil is Loose! by Antonine Maillet

About: A young Acadian woman takes on a powerful rum-runner.

I can't recommend this book, or at least this translation of it, because I didn't like it at all. Hopefully it's much better in the original French. Full review: The Devil Is Loose! by Antonine Maillet.

This book was my choice for New Brunswick.


The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery, Volume I: 1889-1910

About: Personal journal entries, covering Montgomery's life from age 14 to 36.

Absolutely fascinating reading, whether or not you're a fan of Montgomery and/or Anne, and I recommend it. Full review: The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery, Volume I: 1889-1910.

This book was my choice for Prince Edward Island.



Posted by Ripley on June 30, 2008 | Tags: book review, canadian book challenge