7 Great Books You Must Read
Chapters Indigo has curated a patriotic collection with Canada’s 150th anniversary around the corner to assist Canadians celebrate, from witty memoirs to compelling page-turners.
An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield
As International Space Station Commander, Chris Hadfield captivated the world with amazing pictures and space commentary. Written with humor, humility and optimism for space exploration’s future, Hadfield gives readers the chance to step into their space boots and think like an astronaut— and renew their dedication to pursue their own dreams!
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Mark Twain once declared Anne of Green Gables “the most lovable and dearest child in fiction since the immortal Alice,” and we couldn’t agree more! When Marilla Cuthbert and her brother decide to adopt a child from a distant orphanage, they don’t expect to meet a redheaded girl with a battered carpet bag and boundless fantasy.
Canada Year by Year by Elizabeth MacLeod & Sydney Smith
The year-by-year tour of Canada’s intriguing history by award-winning author Elizabeth MacLeod shows a single milestone for each year from the founding of the country in 1867 to its 150th anniversary in 2017. Divided into ten separate eras, coverage varies from politics, sports, company, arts and culture, and involves major events at home and around the globe!
The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson by David P. Silcox
By recognizing Canada as a wild and lovely country, the Group of Seven revolutionized the appreciation of the country itself. This bestseller includes paintings that have never been reproduced before and presents the most complete and extensive collection ever of the works of these artists. The 400 paintings and sketches show the notable genius of the movement’s artists.
Canada by Mike Myers
Few people understand Canada 150’s importance than Mike Myers, a man who has paid countless tribute to the Great White North throughout his work. The known comedian provides a thoughtful and funny assessment of what makes Canada, Canadians Canadians, and what our home and native land means to him in this bestselling memoir.
The Colour of Canada by All Canada Photos
What better way than with this Canuck classic to celebrate Canada 150? The Color of Canada has been re-releasedwith all-new pictures from the famous All Canada Photos archive, selling over 1.5 million copies since its launch in 1967. Explore the splendid beauty of our vast territory from Newfoundland to British Columbia to the Arctic with works from the finest photographers in Canada.
The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King
Distilled with ideas gleaned from his critical meditation on what it means to be “Indian” in North America, Thomas King weaves from the decades since the first two encountered a story about the connection between non-Indians and Natives. The Inconvenient Indian, full of rage, wit and hard-won hope, seeks to comprehend how we can tell a fresh tale for the future of Canada.