Thursday, July 04, 2013

Atlantic Summer Reading Guide

For those interested in getting closer to the spirit of Atlantic Canada as it is captured in words and stories, the Atlantic Publishers' Marketing Association produced Atlantic Summer Reading Guide. It includes over 80 titles from the Atlantic Canada provinces and as well as editorial content, such as original travel essays by Lisa Moore and Alistair MacLeod.

This is a lovely initiative, that works on so many levels: it inspires readers to explore the local literature rather than the predictable best sellers, it helps those who are not familiar with the region to get a better understanding of its people, culture and places, and of course, it gives a boost to local book publishing. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a similar guide for Pacific Canada?

The electronic version is available here.

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