There is a significant local publishing industry producing histories, childrens books, and fiction and literature. Between 1998 and 1999 the total sales of BC published books was over $79 million.
Help celebrate BC writers and publishing by reading a BC book today. Here are some recommendations:
Griffin and Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence
The Golden Mean
By Nick Bantock
With three million copies in print, the Griffin & Sabine Trilogy has captivated readers worldwide with the saga of two unlikely lovers and the conspiratorial thrill of reading their private correspondence.
Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella
The story of Ray Kinsellas devotion to building a baseball diamond in his cornfield to honour his sports hero, Shoeless Joe Jackson. The book was the basis for the successful Hollywood film, Field of Dreams .
Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson
Winner of the 2001 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize
In the remote town of Kitamaat, B.C., on a quiet Indian reserve, 20-year-old Lisamarie grows restless. She jumps into her speedboat and races to Monkey Beach, the shore famous for Sasquatch sightings. What Lisamarie is searching for in this rare coming-of-age novel is her brother Jimmy and her own answers to life.
How Come the Best Clues are Always in the Garbage? By Linda Bailey
Stevie Diamond, kid detective, with the help of her neighbour, Jessie, begins searching for clues in their neighbourhood as they try to find the thief who stole Stevies mothers money from their kitchen table.
All Families are Psychotic by Douglas Coupland
Cereus Blooms at Night by Shani Mootoo
The Camulod Chronicles by Jack Whyte
Cougar Cove by Julie Lawson
Back of Beyond by Sarah Ellis