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Best Books to read on your next Camping Trip in Canada

September 12, 2017

 Hi our adventurous friends,

 

we are planning our camping trip and we are getting super excited for the warmth of the campfire, s'mores, and cozy nights in our tent. What is a better way to spend your evenings than reading a nice book and to sip on a delicious hot chocolate. We did some research and asked our followers who go camping regularly what they would recommend and we came up with a list of the best books to read on your next camping trip. Enjoy!

 

 

Beartown

Beartown, by the author of A Man Called Ove, is a fantastic story. It’s set in a small fictional town with not much going for it, and a future that hinges on the success of the Junior Hockey team. The story includes a perfect cast of characters, including the team’s aging senior coach, an intensely competitive junior coach, a GM who was born in the town, made it to the NHL, and returned home to rebuild the team, the town businessmen who fund the club, and of course the boys on the team. What unfolds is a gripping story where the star player on the team is accused of rape.

 

The Orenda

A visceral portrait of life at a crossroads, The Orenda opens with a brutal massacre and the kidnapping of the young Iroquois Snow Falls, a spirited girl with a special gift. Her captor, Bird, is an elder and one of the Huron Nation's great warriors and statesmen. It has been years since the murder of his family and yet they are never far from his mind. In Snow Falls, Bird recognizes the ghost of his lost daughter and sees the girl possesses powerful magic that will be useful to him on the troubled road ahead. Bird’s people have battled the Iroquois for as long as he can remember, but both tribes now face a new, more dangerous threat from afar.

 

The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account Of Native People In North America

The Inconvenient Indian distills the insights gleaned from Thomas King's critical and personal meditation on what it means to be "Indian" in North America, weaving the curiously circular tale of the relationship between non-Natives and Natives in the centuries since the two first encountered each other. In the process, King refashions old stories about historical events and figures, takes a sideways look at film and pop culture, relates his own complex experiences with activism, and articulates a deep and revolutionary understanding of the cumulative effects of ever-shifting laws and treaties on Native peoples and lands.

 

 

Anne of Green Gables

When Marilla Cuthbert and her brother, Matthew, decide to adopt a child from a distant orphanage, they don't get quite what they bargained for. The child who awaits them at the tiny Bright River train station is not the strapping young boy they'd imagined- someone to help Matthew work the fields of their small farm- but rather a freckle-faced, redheaded girl named Anne (with an e, if you please). Armed with only a battered carpetbag and a boundless imagination, Anne charms her way into the Cuthberts' hearts--and into the hearts of readers as well. -Schnitzel's pick!

 

The World needs more Canada

Celebrate Canada with this exclusive collection of heartwarming, hilarious, and inspiring personal stories, photos, wishes, laughs, and dreams by Canadians for Canadians on the 150th anniversary of Confederation. This beautifully designed coffee-table book gives readers an intimate and exclusive look into the lives of over 100 notable Canadians, and features nearly 100 gorgeous full-colour and black-and-white images. The World Needs More Canada® contributor list is a who’s who of incredible Canadians, including Chris Hadfield, Madeleine Thien, Donald Sutherland, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Alanis Morissette, Céline Dion, Judith Thompson, Michael Ondaatje, Robbie Robertson, Dan Aykroyd, Edward Burtynsky, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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