12 great books from Newfoundland and Labrador
Last Wednesday, the government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced that over half its libraries would be closing over the next two years due to budget cuts. On top of that, the province introduced plans to implement a 10% tax on book sales. Publishers and writers have criticized the decisions, saying it will only worsen the province's low literacy rates.
We've put together a sampling of some of the best books by authors from the province.
- Sweetland by Michael Crummey
- Caught by Lisa Moore
- Minister Without Portfolio by Michael Winter
- Annabel by Kathleen Winter
- The Birthday Lunch by Joan Clark
- Kit's Law by Donna Morrissey
- Whirl Away by Russell Wangersky
- Eating Habits of the Chronically Lonesome by Megan Gail Coles
- The Colony of Unrequited Dreams by Wayne Johnston
- Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant
- Wild Pieces by Catherine Hogan Safer
- Cloud of Bone by Bernice Morgan