Out of 12 nominations, The Church Library Association of Ontario chose one book for everyone at their 2009 fall conference to read and discuss. It’s quite an eclectic list, and the ones I haven’t read I’ve heard good things about. What a great way to raise awareness of quality Canadian writing.
Nominated books were:
The Book of Negroes, by Lawrence Hill
Broken Angel, by Sigmund Brouwer
The Cellist of Sarajevo, by Steven Galloway
Christianus Sum, by Shawn J. Pollett
Cibou, by Susan Young de Biagi
Hot Apple Cider, N.J. Lindquist and Wendy Elaine Nelles, editors
Love Comes Softly, by Janette Oke
Mohamed’s Moon, by Keith Clemons
One Smooth Stone, by Marcia Lee Laycock
The Shack, by William P. Young
Shaded Light, by N.J. Lindquist
Vengeance, by Donna Dawson
I’ve read a lot of these books, although some were before I started doing regular reviews. If you want to see which ones I’ve reviewed, just click on the “reviews” tab at the top of this page.
Each one would have been a fine choice, and the most votes went to Hot Apple Cider. Since it’s an anthology from 30 Canadian authors who are Christian, covering a variety of topics in non-fiction, poetry and fiction, there’s sure to be something to please each participant in the One Book / One Conference event.
Congratulations to each author whose work was nominated!