Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Book We're Talking About This Week


"Canada" by Richard Ford
US publisher Ecco, $27.99  UK/NZ/Aust publisher - Bloomsbury
Published on May 15, 2012

What is it about?
The lives of a fifteen-year-old protagonist Dell and his twin sister Berner are forever changed when their typically law-obliging parents are arrested for robbing a bank. Berner flees, and Dell finds himself in Canada, where he attempts to recreate himself in a vast prairie.

Why are we talking about it?
We're fans of Richard Ford and the gruff, lyrical nature of his work. While we appreciate new approaches to fiction, it's refreshing to revisit realism.

Who wrote it?
Richard Ford is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Sportswriter" and "Independence Day." He has mild dyslexia, but says this has assisted him as a book-lover because he is able to read slowly and thoughtfully. This is his first novel in six years.

Who will read it?
Fans of stories concerning the lower-middle class, fans of lean language, those looking to read seasoned writers.

What do the reviewers say?

Click here to read the rest of our look at 'Canada'

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