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.

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)