We are well into fall and the pandemic does not appear to be going anywhere. You may already be planning ways to spend your winter indoors. For bibliophiles, COVID-19 means more time to catch up on reading. While many people like to stock up on frozen food and canned goods for the winter, I prefer stocking up on some new Canadian fiction books to be read over the colder months. I am hosting a giveaway of three new Canadian fiction books for one lucky winner. Two of these books were on the longlist for the 2020 Giller Prize. See giveaway details below.
The Pull of the Stars is on the Scotiabank Giller Prize 2020 longlist. Emma Donoghue’s thirteenth novel focuses on the intense happenings at a Dublin maternity ward, over three days during the 1918 Great Flu pandemic. You probably know Donoghue from her international bestseller Room, which was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize. Room was also made into a movie starring Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay. Don’t miss Emma Donoghue who will be appearing online at the Toronto Public Library Appel Salon on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
At a five-star glass hotel on an island in British Columbia, bartender Vincent rubs shoulders with the hotel owner Jonathan Alkaitis. This marks the beginning of their life together. Later, Vincent’s half-brother, Paul, scrawls a note on the window of the hotel: “Why don’t you swallow broken glass.” Leon Prevant, a shipping executive for a company called Neptune-Avramidis, becomes shaken when he sees the note. Thirteen years later, Vincent disappears from the deck of a Neptune-Avramidis ship. These characters are linked by a common thread as the story moves between the ship, the ship, the skyscrapers of Manhattan, and the remote northern Vancouver Island in this novel of money, greed, and white-collar crime. The Glass Hotel is longlisted for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Enter our giveaway to win a copy of each of these books, value $87. Open to Canada only, 18+.
I hope you enjoy these Canadian fiction books for fall 2020. You might be interested in reading “The Word on the Street 2020 Goes Viral” Good luck!
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