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The great Canadian war novels everyone should read

"I write against violence. I write against fascism. I write against one person dominating another."

—Timothy Findley

With the Great War centenary and the 70th anniversary of D-Day upon us, the contributions of Canadian soldiers during the First and Second World Wars are no less impactful now than they were then. No wonder so many of Canada's great writers, from Timothy Findley to Anne Michaels, have been driven to write about the impact of war on our individual psyches and collective society. Here, a reading list of seven giants of Canadian war fiction—and seven discoveries that deserve to become classics.

The giants

The discoveries

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