Festival 2020 Reading List

Here’s a list of the wonderful books written by the writers we had hoped to present at the 2020 Festival. We’ve included a link to each book’s description on the publisher’s website.

We encourage you to purchase books from your local independent bookstore. Talewind Books in Sechelt has many of these titles in stock. You can order by phone at 604-885-2527 or online and arrange curbside pick-up or request delivery. The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts Board and staff are happy to offer free delivery on the Sunshine Coast! You can arrange this when you place your order with Talewind. Delivery is not limited to the books on this list.

Wayne Arthurson
The Red Chesterfield
https://press.ucalgary.ca/books/9781773850771/

Maria Campbell
Halfbreed (republished Fall 2019)
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/610927/halfbreed-by-maria-campbell/9780771024092

Michael Christie
Greenwood
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/588402/greenwood-by-michael-christie/9780771024450

 Jillian Christmas
The Gospel of Breaking
https://arsenalpulp.com/Books/T/The-Gospel-of-Breaking

 Christa Couture
How to Lose Everything (available August 2020)
http://www.douglas-mcintyre.com/book/how-to-lose-everything

Ivan Coyote
Rebent Sinner
https://arsenalpulp.com/Books/R/Rebent-Sinner

 Amber Dawn
My Art is Killing Me and Other Poems
https://arsenalpulp.com/Books/M/My-Art-Is-Killing-Me-and-Other-Poems

Cherie Dimaline
Empire of Wild
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/600423/empire-of-wild-by-cherie-dimaline/9780735277182

Farzana Doctor
Seven (available August 2020)
https://www.dundurn.com/books/Seven

Aislinn Hunter
The Certainties (available August 2020)
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/598772/the-certainties-by-aislinn-hunter/9780735276871

Harold R. Johnson
Peace and Good Order: The Case for Indigenous Justice in Canada
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/603639/peace-and-good-order-by-harold-r-johnson/9780771048722
Cry Wolf: Inquest into the True Nature of a Predator
https://uofrpress.ca/Books/C/Cry-Wolf

Bruce Kirkby
Blue Sky Kingdom: A Family Journey to the Heart of the Himalaya (available September 2020)
http://www.douglas-mcintyre.com/book/blue-sky-kingdom

Sarah Leavitt
Agnes, Murderess
https://freehand-books.com/product/agnes-murderess/#tab-description

Michael Melgaard
Pallbearing
https://houseofanansi.com/products/pallbearing

Lucia Misch
The Problem with Solitaire (Is That It Can Be Hard To Tell If You’re Playing Yourself) (available June 2020)
https://writebloodynorth.ca/products/the-problem-with-solitaire

Alix Ohlin
Dual Citizens
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/577006/dual-citizens-by-alix-ohlin/9781984891761

Michelle Parise
Alone: A Love Story (available June 2020)
https://www.dundurn.com/books/Alone-Love-Story

Bill Richardson
I Saw Three Ships
https://talonbooks.com/books/i-saw-three-ships

Gregory Scofield
Thunder Through My Veins (republished Fall 2019)
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/594978/thunder-through-my-veins-by-gregory-scofield/9780385692748

Paul Seesequasis
Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun: Portraits of Everyday Life in Eight Indigenous Communities
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/557013/blanket-toss-under-midnight-sun-by-paul-seesequasis/9780735273313

Bindu Suresh
26 Knots
https://invisiblepublishing.com/product/26-knots/

Laura Trethewey
The Imperilled Ocean
https://gooselane.com/products/the-imperilled-ocean

Jack Wang
We Two Alone (available June 2020)
https://houseofanansi.com/products/we-two-alone

Iona Whishaw
A Match Made for Murder
https://www.touchwoodeditions.com/book/a-match-made-for-murder/