Looking for some great reads set in Canada, eh? These five fiction titles go great with poutine and are among Canada’s literary treasures

These books are all bestsellers set in Canada, our lovely neighbors to the north. And what’s not to love! The landscape, Justin Trudeau, the history and the rich literary tradition make us shout O Canada!

A Great Reckoning: A Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel Book 12) by [Penny, Louise]A Great Reckoning: A Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel Book 12)

by Louise Penny

Kindle price: $9.99

When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes.

Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the first day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets. To an old friend and older adversary. It leads the former Chief of Homicide for the Sûreté du Québec to places even he is afraid to go. But must…

Medicine Walk by [Wagamese, Richard]Medicine Walk

by Richard Wagamese

Kindle price: $9.99

When Franklin Starlight is called to visit his father, he has mixed emotions. Raised by the old man he was entrusted to soon after his birth, Frank is haunted by the brief and troubling moments he has shared with his father, Eldon. When he finally travels by horseback to town, he finds Eldon on the edge of death, decimated from years of drinking…

Crow Lake: A Novel by [Lawson, Mary]Crow Lake: A Novel

by Mary Lawson

Kindle price: $7.49

Here is a gorgeous, slow-burning story set in the rural “badlands” of northern Ontario, where heartbreak and hardship are mirrored in the landscape. For the farming Pye family, life is a Greek tragedy where the sins of the fathers are visited on the sons, and terrible events occur–offstage…


River Thieves: A Novel by [Crummey, Michael]River Thieves: A Novel

by Michael Crummey

Kindle price: $14.99

In 1810, David Buchan, a naval officer, arrives in the Bay of Exploits with orders to establish contact with the Beothuk, or “Red Indians,” the aboriginal inhabitants of Newfoundland, who are facing extinction. When Buchan approaches the area’s most influential white settlers, the Peytons, for advice and assistance, he enters a shadowy world of allegiances and old grudges that he can only dimly apprehend…

Indian Horse: A Novel by [Wagamese, Richard]Indian Horse: A Novel

by Richard Wagamese

Kindle price: $9.64

Saul Indian Horse is a child when his family retreats into the woods. Among the lakes and the cedars, they attempt to reconnect with half-forgotten traditions and hide from the authorities who have been kidnapping Ojibway youth. But when winter approaches, Saul loses everything: his brother, his parents, his beloved grandmother—and then his home itself…

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