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Jerome Stueart's all-Canadian reading list

Our Yukon Reads panellist Jerome Stueart is a transplanted American. He grew up in Texas, but Jerome is on his way to becoming a Canadian citizen.

But he feels there are a few gaps in his knowledge of his soon-to-be country, mainly in the area of Canadian literature. Jerome figures he hasn't read enough Canadian books.

We've put out a call to our listeners, asking them to suggest a few books for Jerome to read, books that will help learn about our country.

Click on the link below to hear Jerome talk about the final list with Dave.

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And here is the list itself. Thanks to everyone who made a suggestion.

Clara Callan - Richard Wright

Dance Me Outside - W.P. Kinsella

The Bear's Embrace - Patricia van Tighem

A Journey Beyond - Erna Maria Pruckl

Maps and Legends - Hugh Brody

Alpine Quest - Farley Mowat

The Bishop's Man - Linden McIntyre

The Golden Spruce - Jean Vaillant

The Stone Angels and/or The Diviners - Margaret Laurence

The Village of Small Houses - Ian Ferguson

The Barren Lands - Kevin Kragick

The Trade - Fred Stenson

The Birth House - Ami McKay

Who Has Seen The Wind - W.O. Mitchell

Lightning - Fred Stenson

The Hockey Sweater - Roch Carrier

Kiss Of The Fur Queen - Thomson Highway

Galore - Michael Crummey

A Complicated Kindness - Miriam Toews

Soloman Gursky Was Here - Mordecai Richler

The Warriors Of Talverdin - K.V. Johansen

Bear - Marian Engel

The Cage - Audry Shulman

Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town - Stephen Leacock

anything by Margaret Laurence

almost anything by Roberston Davies

Stephen Leacock and Paul Hiebert

Mavis Gallant

Scott Young

Yann Martel

Nicholas Dickner

The Book of Negroes - Lawrence Hill

Lady Oracle - Margaret Atwood

Love You Forever - Robert Munsch

The Adventures of Sajo and Her Beaver People - Grey Owl

Halfway Man - Wayland Drew

Waiting For The Whales - Sheryl McFarlane

Two Solitudes - Hugh MacLennan

Monkey Beach - Eden Robinson

Restlessness - Aritha van Herk

Daughters of Copper Woman - Anne Cameron

Beautiful Losers - Leonard Cohen

 

Elaine Schiman made several suggestions for Jerome, a booklist in itself.

Who Has Seen the Wind - W.O. Mitchell

Idoru - William Gibson

The Englishman's Boy - Guy Vanderhaege

A Complicated Kindness - Miriam Toews

Fifth Business - Robertson Davies

Not Wanted On The Voyage - Timothy Findlay

Alias Grace - Margaret Atwood

The Stone Angel - Margaret Laurence

Come, Thou Tortise - Jessica Grant

The Colony of Unrequited Dreams - Wayne Johnston

Clara Callan - Richard Wright

Acension - Stephen Galloway

A Student of Weather - Elizabeth Hay

Larry's Party/The Stone Diaries - Carol Shields

Traplines - Eden Robinson

Elle - Douglas Glover

The White Bone - Barbara Gowdy

How Insensitive - Russell Smith

 

Several people have suggested some non-fiction as well;

The Dog That Wouldn't Be - Farley Mowat

Owls In The Family - Farley Mowat

Souvenir of Canada - Douglas Coupland

Freewheeling - Ian Brown

Beauty Tips From Moose Jaw - Ian Ferguson

How To Be Canadian - Ian and Will Ferguson

Why I Hate Canadians - Will Ferguson

Alpine Quest - Farley Mowat

Borderlands; How We Talk About Canada - W.H. New

 

You can track Jerome's progress as he works through these books on his blog,

http://educatingjerome.wordpress.com/

There's still time for you to add your favourite to Jerome's reading list. Send your selection to dave.white@cbc.ca and I'll enter your name in a draw for a complete set of Canada Reads 2011 books.

And don't forget to listen to the national Canada Reads debates beginning February 7.

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