Book lovers encouraged to go on summer read trip

Are you stuck in the city this summer?  You can celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial (Canada 150) by reading your way around the country.

If you’re not sure where to start, Winnipeg Public Library staff have compiled a wonderful list of books written by Canadian authors celebrating each province and territory.

Summer is traditionally the time to crack open a new book or two as the heat is soaring and you’ll probably want to be doing as little as possible in the shade when you’re on holiday.

This list has some great reads and you’ll vicariously experience Canada’s culturally diverse and geographically different locales.  Ah, the magic of reading!

I haven’t heard of some of these books but one of my favourites, “The Shipping News” by Annie Proulx, made it onto the list of suggestions for Newfoundland and I’m look forward to checking out some of the other picks.

There are many other great books by Canadian authors in the library. Just look for any book with a maple leaf on the spine and don’t forget to fill out a ballot when you return it as you could win a book bag of books (by Canadian authors, of course) as part of the summertime contest, on until Aug. 18 at your library.

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