What do Margaret Atwood, Lucy Maude Montgomery and Yann Martel all have in common?

They all hail from the great country of Canada.

In honour of Canada Day, OverDrive is taking a look at some of the great literary contributions from Canada.

Check out some of our favourites:

  • This Is My Country, What’s Yours? By Noah Richler-  A who’s who guide to Canadian literature and the inspiration for this blog post.
  • On Six Continents by James K. Bartleman- James Bartleman’s autobiography about his 30 plus year career in Canadian politics.
  • King John of Canada by Scott Gardiner- A political satire about Canada’s new process to elect a head of state through a national lottery.
  • Cockroach by Rawi Hage- Set in Montreal, this novel takes us through a male protagonist’s failed suicide attempt and road to recovery.
  • The Halifax Connection by Marie Jakober- Fictitious account of Canada’s near involvement in America’s Civil War.

Check out Content Reserve for more Canadian picks!

Happy Canada Day from your friends at OverDrive. 

*Title availability may vary due to geographic location.

Marla Levine is a collection development specialist for OverDrive.

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