Vote on your favourite book cover!

Vote on your favourite book cover!

Posted on April 2 by admin
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This week’s book cover contest features four covers of books that celebrate Canada in different ways. You can find out more about each one below. But first, pick your favourite cover. The one that is chosen will determine the book that is given away in this week’s Twitter contest.

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Canada’s Road by Mark Richardson: In 10 weeks during the summer of 2012, on the 50th anniversary of the Trans-Canada Highway, author Mark Richardson drove the nearly 8,000 kilometres of the iconic road, meeting a variety of people along the way, exploring the route’s fabled history, and discovering how important this ribbon of asphalt is to Canada.

Nothing More Comforting by Dorothy Duncan: Nothing More Comforting is a reflection of our society: an eclectic mix of many different cultures and traditions. Dorothy Duncan — with her extensive knowledge of heritage foods — has chosen her favourite “Country Fare” columns from the popular Century Home magazine for this wonderful book on Canada’s heritage cuisine. Each chapter focuses on one particular food or ingredient followed by historical facts and traditional recipes for you to try at home. Fast food restaurants and instant foods will never replace our seasonal and regional specialties: maple syrup, fiddleheads, rhubarb (pie plant to our ancestors), asparagus, corn on the cob, Saskatoon berries and McIntosh apples. The recipes in this book take advantage of Canada’s unique foods, creating a taste that is distinctly Canadian. Nothing More Comforting will provide the avid as well as the armchair cook with interesting food facts and new recipes to try.

Fighting Words by Mark Bourrie: Fighting Words is a history of war reporting in Canada over 1,000 years, including Viking battles, the destruction of the Huron nation, and a surgeon’s account of the Battle of Lake Erie. Military buffs and fans of Canadian history will be thrilled by these eyewitness accounts by journalists and non-fiction writers.

The Last Season by Roy MacGregor: Felix Batterinski grew up tough in Northern Ontario. After enjoying brief fame as an “enforcer” for the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, he finds himself eking out a living as a player-coach in Finland. But a controversial play spells the end of his comeback bid, and Felix begins a tragic descent into disillusion and despair.