Canada Reads 2013 contenders

The Age of Hope

In The Age of Hope, Hope Koop struggles with her safe, steady and predictable life as a wife and mother of four living in small-town Manitoba.

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The Author

David Bergen

The Panelist

Ron MacLean

Away

An epic family saga spread across multiple decades and countries, Away details the history of an Irish family in Canada.

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The Author

Jane Urquhart

The Panelist

Charlotte Gray

February

February concerns Helen O'Mara, a woman shattered by the death of her husband, Cal, who was one of the crew members on the Ocean Ranger oil rig when it sank in 1982.

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The Author

Lisa Moore

The Panelist

Trent McClellan

Indian Horse

Indian Horse deals with Saul Indian Horse, an alcoholic Ojibway man who finds himself reflecting on his past when he becomes a reluctant resident of an alcoholic treatment centre.

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The Author

Richard Wagamese

The Panelist

Carol Huynh

Two Solitudes

Hugh MacLennan's iconic 1945 novel Two Solitudes instantly became a symbol for one of Canada's most challenging dichotomies: the divide between French and English.

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The Author

Hugh MacLennan

The Panelist

Jay Baruchel



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