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Canada Mini Challenge 

No Time: Read one fiction and/or one non fiction 
I Like to Rock:  - Read Two Fiction and/or Two non Fiction
4AM:  Read four Fiction and/or Four non Fiction  
Hey You:  read 6 Fiction and/or non fiction 
Life is a Highway:  read 8 fiction and/or non fiction
Load me up:  Read 10 fiction and/or non fiction

We'll be picking one book for a readalong which will take place right around April-May.

Books listed are suggestions. Check out the links to discover more books written by each author.  There is a broad mixture of fiction and non fiction.

Margaret Atwood: Novels including The Handmaid's Tale
Saul Bellows: Nobel prize for literature in 1976
Pierre Berton: non fiction Canadian history
ErnestBuckler: Short stories, essays and novels
June Callwood: Activist, journalist and novels including Love, Hate, Fear, and Anger
Robertson Davies: The Deptford Trilogy or The Salterton Trilogy
Patrick deWitt: Ablutions and The Sisters Brothers
William Gibson: inventor of cyberpunk and speculative fiction including Neuromancer
W.P.Kinsella: Shoeless Joe (made into the movie Field of Dreams)
Stephen Leacock: Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town
Yann Martel: Life of Pi, Beatrice and Virgil, plus short stories
Stuart McLean: Vinyl Cafe Books
Rohinton Mistry: Such a Long Journey, A Fine Balance and Family Matters
W.O. Mitchell: Story stories, plays and novels including Who Has Seen the Wind.
Lucy Maud Montgomery: Anne of Green Gables series
Farley Mowat: Never Cry Wolf and other non fiction stories
Alice Munro: - tons of short story collections
Michael O’Brien: Fiction including Island of the World and non fiction including Arriving Where We Started.
Michael Ondaatje: Poetry and novels including The English Patient
Alison Pick: Poetry and novels including The Sweet Edge
Mordecai Richler: Essayists and novels including The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
Sinclair Ross: Best known for first novel As for Me and My House
Carol Shields: Plays, Poetry, and novels including The Stone Diaries
Miriam Toews: Novels including Summer of My Amazing Luck
Jane Urquhart: Poetry, short stories and novels including The Stone Carvers
Thomas Wharton: Novels including Salamander, Logogryph and Icefields
Ruby Wiebe: Non fiction, plays, short stories and novels including Sweeter than all the World

Canada Council for the Arts - Governor Generals Literary Awards 2012 Winners 

Quill and Quire - Canada's magazine of Book News and Reviews 

Scotiabank Giller Prize - Literary award for best Canadian novel published in English

Canlitawards - round up of canadian literary prize winners

Canadian Books and Authors: round up of all books and authors alphabetically

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