edited by Michael Ondaatji
Vintage Canada, Toronto, 1995
From my book shelves. I suppose this is a bit of a cheat for the Canadian Book Challenge, as I haven’t read every story yet, but I keep this on my night stand and often pick it up between novels. It is one I will keep forever.
This collection, which I have had for some time, is how I first became interested in reading Canadian authors. I had read Ondaatji and Atwood, of course, but I don’t think I realized they came from the North. This book introduced me to Alice Munro through Miles City, Montana, Alister Macleod through As Birds Bring Forth The Sun and Carol Shields through Scenes. There are so many other authors I can’t list them all. As an introduction to Canadian literature it is worth searching for this one.