Monthly Archives: November 2008

Sea of Poppies

There was a terrific interview with Amitav Ghosh on Writers and Company last night (It’ll be available as a podcast for a few weeks.)  His recent novel Sea of Poppies (available at Laidlaw Library) was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

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Through Black Spruce

Joseph Boyden won the Giller Prize on Monday for his novel Through Black Spruce. I thought it was a nice coincidence that he won it on Remembrance Day, since his previous novel, the bestselling Three Day Road, is about a First Nations soldier returning home from World War I.

More novels about war

Today I posted a list of about 50 novels about war on the Laidlaw website.  Suggestions for additions are welcome.

Novels about war

With Remembrance Day coming up, last week I put up a new display of novels about war that are available at Laidlaw Library.  Here are a few of the titles:

Where White Horses Gallop (World War II)

Tree of Smoke (Vietnam War)

The Cellist of Sarajevo (Bosnian War)