Thursday, December 27, 2007

Favourite Reads of 2007 - Library Wholesaler Picks

And finally, just squeaking in before the end of the year, are some favourite reads from United Library Services, a library wholesaler located in Calgary. We have recommendations from Robin Hoogwerf, the general manager, and from their Manitoba and Saskatchewan rep, David Larsen.

Robin's favourite reads:
Consumption by Kevin Patterson
Dream Wheels
by Richard Wagamese - It seemed to fade away but was my favorite fiction from last year
Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah
Shaggy Muses: The Dogs Who Inspired Virginia Woolf, Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Edith Wharton, and Emily Brontë by Maureen Adams - I learned so much about this group of writers!
Jon Katz - any book from Jon Katz! For some reason his tone and pacing is like sipping Bailey's. Smooth and warm.

David's List (with help from his daughter Piper):
Crazy Man by Pamela Porter
Parvana's Journey by Deborah Ellis
Ottoline and the Yellow Cat
by Chris Riddell
Keeper by Mal Peet
Heavy Water and Other Stories by Martin Amis
Yellow Dog by Martin Amis
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
Storming The Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics by Rebecca Solnit
Some of the Dharma by Jack Kerouac
Zen Is Right Here by Shunryu Suzuki

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