CBCBooks on  Twitter CBCBooks on Facebook
Inspired by Lawrence Hill and his 2013 Massey Lecture series Blood: The Stuff of Life, BloodLines looks at the vital substance from ten past winners and finalists of the Governor General’s Literary Awards.

Send us a remarkable story from your bloodline for a chance to win $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts.

"The Mystery of the Berries" by Eileen Dunne  »

Ingenuity saves the day in a year that the holly had no berries.

"A Proper Christmas Tea" by Sarah Alexander-Williams  »

A Christmas-present tea set brings about a tender moment with a favourite uncle.

"The Last Christmas in the Sun" by Rodrigo Couto Beilfuss  »

A family tradition and a Santa suit creates a happy memory for Grandpa's last Christmas.

"Grandpa and the TV" by Jackie Phillips  »

A Christmas present is magical for for an ailing grandfather.

"The Christmas Book" by Jaun Harrow  »

A classic Christmas storybook and its seven-decade journey.

"A Doll with Real Shoes" by Janet Culliton  »

A little girl's faith in Christmas is kept alive by the kindness of strangers.

"The Christmas Tree" by Roxanne Salinas  »

Santa's elves bring a magical gift to a little girl before Christmas.

"Christmas Transfiguration" by Margo MacKinnon  »

A mother's tree-trimming tradition creates a magical realm each Christmas.

?set count down final date: 03/02/2015?set count up final date: 03/02/2015?show ENTER NOW menu 0?