by Nicolas Dickner Defended by Michel Vézina
Nikolski is a small village in the Aleutian Islands off the shore of Alaska. It is also a thematic link in Nicolas Dickner's charmingly offbeat novel about three young francophones searching for a sense of connection and unaware of the ties that bind them.
by Frank Parker Day Defended by Donna Morrissey
In this 1928 novel by Frank Parker Day, Rockbound is an island off the coast of Nova Scotia, and it's a harsh, unforgiving place.
by Michael Ondaatje Defended by Steven Page
Michael Ondaatje's stirring account of those who envisioned a better Toronto, and the immigrants who physically built it, is a powerful saga of privilege, passion and back-breaking toil -- and a dream that engenders both triumph and tragedy.