Thursday, December 05, 2013

Best history books, 2013, continued

Jonathan Scotland emails from Western in London:
I'm a longtime reader, but have never emailed before. Here's my suggestion for your best book list: Sandra Campbell's biography of Lorne Pierce, Both Hands, from MQUP. It fills tons of gaps and is well written to boot. 

 Just knowing I have longtime readers is a gift to me. Anyone else have books to recommend?

Update:  Yes. The Writers' Trust polled a crew of Canadian writers about their choices for the year and now has them up at its website here. fiction nonfiction, history, kids's, poetry, no borders (other than the 49th).

Brian Busby of the never dusty Dusty Bookcase offers: 
 these two books of highly creative and accomplished non-fiction: Conversations with a Dead Man: The Legacy of Duncan Campbell Scott by Mark Abley (D&M)
This Great Escape by Andrew Steinmetz (Biblioasis)

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