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Fiction: Northwestern Ontario setting

Created by MarionAgnew
  • Age: 15
  • Grade: 10
tagged: northwestern ontario, lake superior, fiction
Fiction set in Northwestern Ontario

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If Tenderness be Gold

by Eleanor Albanese
edition: Paperback
tagged: literary, contemporary women

If Tenderness Be Gold is set in 19th-century and early 20th-century northern Ontario and Manitoba. An Irish mother, an Italian herbalist, and a Scottish midwife come together on the night of a difficult birth, and the result of their union has effects that echo through the generations.

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We're All in This Together

by Amy Jones
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
tagged: family life, literary, contemporary women

Winner of Northern Lit Award
Finalist for the Leacock Medal for Humour
Quill & Quire "Books of the Year 2016"
Globe & Mail "Best Canadian Fiction of 2016"
A Penguin Book Club Pick
A woman goes over a waterfall, a video goes viral, a family goes into meltdown -- life is about to get a lot more complicated for the Parker family.

Like all families, the …

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Silences

A Novel of the 1918 Finnish Civil War

by Roy Blomstrom
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: historical, scandinavia

Labour Day, 1955.
Near a creek in Port Arthur, Ontario, a man’s body hangs at the end of a rope. The story of the body, and its missing shoe, begins in Finland, decades earlier and an ocean away.
In January, 1918, civil war breaks out in Finland. Jussi Mantere and his friends, the Solbakken brothers—Anders, Karl, and Ivor, known as Rabbit—as …

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The Lightkeeper's Daughters

A Novel

by Jean E. Pendziwol
tagged: family life, historical, literary

The Instant International Bestseller

“Jean Pendziwol’s beautifully written novel captured me from the very first page. Its descriptions of the windswept lightkeeper’s station of Elizabeth’s and Emily’s youth are so crisply rendered I felt I was standing on its shores watching the great ships cross the stormy waters of Lake Superior. Even m …

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If I Fall, If I Die

A Novel

by Michael Christie
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Hardcover Paperback
tagged: literary, action & adventure, coming of age

A heartfelt and wondrous debut about family, fear, and skateboarding, that Karen Russell calls "A bruiser of a tale . . . a death-defying coming-of-age story."

Will has never been outside, at least not since he can remember. And he has certainly never gotten to know anyone other than his mother, a fiercely loving yet wildly eccentric agoraphobe who …

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Indian Horse

by Richard Wagamese
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 15
  • Grade: 10
tagged: literary, media tie-in, native american & aboriginal

Winner of the Canada Reads People's Choice award and the First Nations Communities Reads program and short-listed for the International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award.

A Globe and Mail top 100 book of 2012

Saul Indian Horse is dying. Tucked away in a hospice high above the clash and clang of a big city, he embarks on a marvellous journey of imagination …

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The Underpainter

by Jane Urquhart
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
tagged: literary

The Underpainter is a novel of interwoven lives in which the world of art collides with the realm of human emotion. It is the story of Austin Fraser, an American painter now in his later years, who is haunted by memories of those whose lives most deeply touched his own, including a young Canadian soldier and china painter and the beautiful model wh …