C for Canada #TravelWithBooks #AtoZchallenge @AprilA2Z

As soon as I thought of the alphabet C, all I could think of was endless, pristine snow and beautiful natural vistas. The breathtaking view of Niagara Falls was a close second. Even though its on the border with the USA. I can remember it for both the countries. Now you also know the country for the alphabet U.

Canada is the country that the books I feature today will take us to. Not only are they based there but the authors are also from Canada. 3 books by 3 authors and as different as can be. Diverse just like Canada.

Lives of Girls and Women is a short story cycle by Nobel Prize–winning author Alice Munro, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013. She is compared to the literary giants for her short story skills.

The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopian novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood. Need I say more? Her book is all over and the future she paints almost seems real. The subjugation of women in a patriarchal society and the various means by which these women attempt to gain individualism and independence rings true for today. 

Anne of Green Gables by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery (published as L. M. Montgomery). The book is about the life of Anne, an 11-year-old orphan who sent on a farm. You must have seen it at your school as well. It a series of books with the first book being most famous.

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The best Canadian fiction of 2018 list is here if you wish to find more books from Canada.

Have you read any of the three books I have shared? Any other must-read book from Canada?

A to Z of  Incredible Indian Authors was my previous theme and you can read the posts here.

A to Z Challenge #TravelWithBooks

A for Australia

B for Brazil

Comments

  1. Lisa

    What a super idea for the A to Z!!! I’ve never been to Canada, and always hope to go. I’ve read books by two of these authors, but not those books. Thanks for the suggestions. I found you on Twitter, recognized the “C” from A to Z, and here I am! Good luck with A to Z. Have to say, my first thought was, which countries are you going to use for X and Y? Or W? 🙂

  2. T.S. Valmond

    I’m an ex-pat author living in Canada and I can’t wait to get to Prince Edward Island. Anne of Green Gables was transforming. BTW love your theme as a traveler I can’t wait to go through your other posts and find some gems – Dragons & Spaceships

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