For this year’s advent calendar, I am recommending Canadian authors/books found on Schatje’s Shelves. Again, to make things more interesting/challenging, I will use the alphabet, skipping “X” and “Z”. In total, I propose to focus on 50 Canadian writers, an early nod to Canada's 150th birthday next year.
“L” is for Lori Lansens
Lansens is a New York Times bestselling author.
Rush Home Road (nominated for 2002 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize)
The Wife's Tale
The Mountain Story See my review at http://schatjesshelves.blogspot.ca/2015/10/reviews-archive-lori-lansens-and.html.
“L” is for Margaret Laurence
Laurence is a major figure in Canadian literature, one of Canada's most esteemed and beloved authors by the end of her literary career.
Novels (which I recommend):
The Stone Angel
A Jest of God (winner of 1966 Governor-General’s Award)
The Diviners (winner of 1974 Governor-General’s Award)
“L” is for Mary Lawson
Lawson’s novels are set in a part of northeastern Ontario which I called home for 35 years.
The Other Side of the Bridge (longlisted for 2006 Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Award)
Road Ends See my review at http://schatjesshelves.blogspot.ca/search?q=mary+lawson.