Tomboy Survival Guide by Ivan E. Coyote My rating: 5 of 5 stars Ivan’s voice is so refreshingly Canadian…I feel so strongly about this voice (new to me but not new) and its place in the Canadian canon. Ivan speaks from the heart of the Yukon, and then BC and although they have had lots […]

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Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden My rating: 4 of 5 stars Like many settler Canadians, I am on a remarkable journey started just this year to connect with a past that was hidden from me about the atrocities towards First Nations people. I didn’t know what I didn’t know. Having read and enjoyed Boyden’s […]

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The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence My rating: 5 of 5 stars A classic Canadian tale of a pioneering woman’s spirit. This is living proof the survival theme as part of the Canadian identity. People who will particularly enjoy this book are: someone who knows the Canadian Prairies, mothers, and single women. I’m not sure […]

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