Fiction on Friday

North of the 49th Parallel, July 1 is Canada Day. South of the border, July 4 is Independence Day. As far as I’m concerned, both are excellent excuses to kick back in a Muskoka or Adirondack chair (you say tomayto, I say tomahto) with a good book. Not that I need an excuse but, you know, it’s handy.

Because I am a fourth-generation West Coaster, I feel right at home reading books that take place where I live – and as luck would have it, Corsair’s Cove is around here too! So if you’ve got an extra day or two away from work and the gardening chores are all caught up, here are some suggestions from my friends:

To All Appearances a Lady by Marilyn Bowering (fiction)

The Curve of Time by M. Wylie Blanchet (non-fiction)

Finding Hayden by Jodie Esch (f)

Bijaboji: North to Alaska by Oar by Betty Lowman Carey (nf)

The Dark Forgotten series by Sharon Ashwood (f) Sharon doesn’t say exactly where these books are set, but there are some eerily familiar descriptions

Floating Like the Dead (f, short story) by Yasuko Thanh

Some of these are long, some shorter. Some literary, some genre. And of course fiction and non-fiction. It’s going to be hard to choose…

Even so, if you have other suggestions to make this dilemma even tougher, I’d love to hear them!

Wishing you a peaceful or exciting weekend, whichever you like best.



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