December is the time of year to get into the holiday spirit! Whether you are on the hunt for a cheery Christmas present or a Happy Hanukkah gift, CBC Books is here to help you. For the next 12 weekdays, we will be celebrating the 12 Days of CanLit. From food and fashion to sports and science, we will be highlighting the best recent books Canada has to offer in 12 different categories. Seasonal shopping has never been so easy!
Below, find three great gifts for your nomadic loved ones.
Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents by Elisabeth Eaves
You know that friend of yours who can't stay in one place for too long? They'll relate to Elisabeth Eaves. Her book Wanderlust documents the 15 years she spent travelling, starting when she was a sophomore in college. Eaves traveled around the globe chasing unfamiliar territory and encounters with new people and cultures. In her journey across five continents, Eaves taps into a growing trend of young, independent women who have a new interpretation of what "home" means.
We guarantee your friend will stay put long enough to finish this book!
National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of Canada
To celebrate the 100th anniversay of Parks Canada, National Geographic released this great guidebook to Canada's 42 national parks. Your camping buddy can use it to plan trips, as it's packed with maps, seasonal facts and handy tips. But advise them to take a moment and also enjoy the gorgeous photographs and illustrations that celebrate and honour the parks that make up our national landscape and identity.
If you play your cards right, you might have a few well-planned camping trips with beautiful scenery in your future.
Breakfast at the Exit Cafe: Travels Through America by Wayne Grady and Merilyn Simonds
Breakfast at the Exit Cafe traces a journey Wayne Grady and his wife Merilyn Simonds took in December 2006. They had to get from Vancouver to Ontario and decided to take the very long way through the United States. They drove down the Pacific Coast, across the southern states and up the Eastern Seaboard. The book is peppered with fun facts and observations from their journey, and explores the relationship between the U.S. and Canada, and also the relationship between Grady and Simonds.
Newly released in paperback, the book is now even more portable for your friend itching to do a cross-continent road trip.
On the first day of CanLit, CBC Books gave to you the best fashion reads from 2011! Check them out here.
On the second day of CanLit, CBC Books gave to you the best hockey reads of the year! Check them out here.
On the third day of CanLit, CBC Books gave to you 2011's best books about food! Check them out here.
On the fourth day of CanLit, CBC Books gave to you the best music reads of 2011! Check them out here.
On the fifth day of CanLit, CBC books gave to you the three top history reads of the year! Check them out here.
On the seventh day of CanLit, CBC Books gave to you the must-reads for any Canadian politico! Check them out here.
On the eighth day of CanLit, CBC books gave to you three great science- and nature-related reads! Check them out here.
On the ninth day of CanLit, CBC books gave to you the three best books for bookworms! Check them out here.
On the tenth day of CanLit, CBC books gave to you our favourite business books of 2011! Check them out here.
On the eleventh day of CanLit, CBC books gave to you our three favourite art books of the year! Check them out here.
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