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The challenge starts at 12:01 am (your time) on Friday June 24 and continues until Monday July 4 at 12 midnight (your time). That will give us 11 full days of releasing and it runs over Quebec's National Holiday (on the 24th), Canada Day and Memorial Day in NL (on July 1) and US Independence Day (July 4)! You may wild release books anytime during that period to count for the challenge as long as they are written by Canadians or are set in Canada.

The special theme for this year is French-Canadian literature. That includes any books written originally in French or set in a French-Canadian settlement. I have decided to allow any of Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache books since they all involve life in Quebec with interactions between Anglos and Francophones. If you don't have any books that fit the special theme do not despair as there are many opportunities to win prizes. See below.

Here are the rules for the challenge:

1. Books written by Canadian citizens or landed immigrants count.
2. Books set in Canada even if they are not written by Canadians count.
3. Books must be wild-released but I will allow OBCZ releases as well. Also books sent for the Canadian Literature sweepstakes count.
5. Anyone can join.
6. There will be prizes distributed as follows:
a) Prize for most books released in Canada
b) Prize for the most books released outside of Canada
c) Prize for best release location
d) Prize for most books reflecting the special theme released by one releaser
e) Prize drawn at random from the Canadian participants
f) Prize drawn at random from the non-Canadian participants
g) Prize drawn one month after end of challenge for best catch
h) Some just because prizes

Over 600 books were released this year, 476 by Canadians and 144 by non-Canadians. Here's the final chart: https://docs.google.com/---/pub



1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10135513 Bed & Breakfast Pillow Book,
Bill Richardson


Congratulations uppity in being the first to post a release.


As you can see I released it at a Little free library. Over time I've had only one journal from there. Chilliwack is not an easy place to release books but as I've never missed this challenge I will do as many as I can. I will try and combine it with never Judge a Book.....


2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7070303 Claire and her grandfather. Claire et son Grand-pere. Bi lingual


3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8595281 Grabrielle Roy. translation


3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8595281 Grabrielle Roy. translation

That's a Gabrielle Roy book that I haven't read. I'll have to keep my eyes open for it.



5. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7727660 Junk Pile Jennifer. John F. Green


6. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6649644 Turtle Valley Gail Anderson-Dargatz With the turtle garden ornaments. Themed.


6. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6649653 Pilgrim, Timothy Findley
Gillier Prize


8. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13554042 Canadian Spies Tom Dougas Themed, at the Cenotaph.


9. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7573361 The Shipping news, Annie Proulx
Winner of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1993 National Book Award and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize.


10. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8637220 The Morningside Years, Peter Gzowski


9. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7573361 The Shipping news, Annie Proulx
Winner of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1993 National Book Award and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize.

I saw a woman pick up this book and read some of it. But I'm not holding my breath.


Now that the winner has received this book I feel I can post it:
The Return by Dany Laferriere:

This is the first of my releases for the Canada Days release challenge and it fits the special theme in that Laferriere writes in French. Laferriere was born in Haiti but had to leave in 1976 when Baby Doc Duvalier was in power. He came to Montreal and has lived there ever since.


1. Lightfinder by Aaron Paquette

2. Corvus by Harold Johnson

3. Truth and Bright Water by Thomas King

4. Strand der Geister by Eden Robinson (OT: Monkey Beach)

5. Cocksure by Mordecai Richler

6. Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje


I cherished dreams of being the first to list my releases, but uppity and NorthernLights have headed me off. Still, at least I've got the bronze medal here.

1. Fallen Angel by Jerry Langton

Gypsysmom, would you like us to post links to our CanLit Sweeps releases, maybe in a PM to you, so you can verify them? Even though lauraloo29 has rightly discovered herself to be the winner, I'd like her to enjoy some suspense, and not know exactly what books are headed toward her.


Gypsysmom, would you like us to post links to our CanLit Sweeps releases, maybe in a PM to you, so you can verify them? Even though lauraloo29 has rightly discovered herself to be the winner, I'd like her to enjoy some suspense, and not know exactly what books are headed toward her.

Yes it would be nice to keep the suspense building a little longer. If the winner has received the book then the link can be posted here. If you want you can wait until she receives the book; otherwise pm me with the link and I will count it.


1. A Rule Against Murder ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14074422 ) by Louise Penny; French-Canadian, photo.

2. Graves of Ice: The Lost Franklin Expedition (I Am Canada series) ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13950154 ), photo.


Since this book has been received, I will now post this as my release #1:

Jun 21/16 1. The Outlander by Gil Adamson


Off to a slow start today...

2. Stuffed by Sarah Junkin

3. Self by Yann Martel

4. The Two-Headed Calf by Sandra Birdsell


My wonderfully forbearing husband drove me around to 4 Little Free Libraries in the general vicinity of where we live, then he got out and place the books in the LFL and then drove me home. He's waiting right now to watch a video with me so I have to be quick but I'm pleased to see all the releases so far and hope to see more.

#2 Raspberry House Blues by Linda Holeman (a Winnipeg author):
#3 Dance, Gladys, Dance by Cassie Stocks (also a local writer; this book won the Stephen Leacock Award a few years ago)
#4 Mobile 9: A Novel by Bill Haugland (set in Montreal during a bombing crisis so I am submitting this for the 2016 theme of French Canadian literature and living)
#5 The Bishop's Man by Linden MacIntyre (on the CBC list of Books that Make you Proud to be Canadian)


I’m back for another round of the Canada Day release challenge. I look forward to it every year! I’ve lost track, but this is at least my 9th year participating. Here are my first 3, with any luck I’ll get another one released tonight.

1. The Fifth (and Probably Last) Morningside Papers

2. Saskatchewan History Along the Highway
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13458645/ - I left this one at a gas station just off of highway #46 going through Fort Qu’Appelle, SK

3. The Sociology of Hockey in Canada


1. The Trillionist by Sagan Jefferies http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14076314
Sagan Jefferies is the pen name of curler Ed Lukowich of Calgary.

2. The Delicate Storm by Giles Blunt http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14076322

A family member is wild releasing the books for me in Golden B.C. today.


June 24 Edinburgh

1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12807903 Jake & the Kid by W.O. Mitchell
2) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12807894 The Rain Ascends by Joy Kogawa

Between Sing-song and myself, we should have two per day to release in Europe. In Oslo today!


June 24 Edinburgh

Between Sing-song and myself, we should have two per day to release in Europe. In Oslo today!

Way to spread the word about Canadian literature. Looking forward to following your travels vicariously.


4. Nationalism Without Walls: The Unbearable Lightness of Being Canadian

5. The Creative Host


I hope I have gotten everyone's releases. The Google Docs format is not as user friendly for me as Excel but I it works without having a website so that's why I am using it. Please let me know if you spot any mistakes or omissions:


7. Der lange Weg by Joseph Boyden (OT: Three Day Road)

8. My Healing Journey/Meine Reise zur Heilung by Mary Caesar

9. Die Lehrjahre des Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler (OT: The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz)

10. Liebes Leben by Alice Munro (OT: Dear Life)

11. Fluchtstücke by Anne Michaels (OT: Fugitive Pieces)

12. Zu viel Glück by Alice Munro (OT: Too Much Happiness)


Again my obliging husband took me out for a drive to release some books. We started off at a cool little coffee shop in the heart of Osborne Village
#6 Some Great Thing by Lawrence Hill
This book is set in Winnipeg and is based upon Hill's experiences writing for the Winnipeg Free Press. I'm sure if Little Sister Coffee Company had been open when he was here that Hill would have visited it. This book fits with the special theme because one of the main things Hill writes about is the French language challenge and the ensuing violence between French speakers and English speakers.

#7 The Oxford Book of French-Canadian Short Stories by various authors
I released this book at a bus stop in old St. Boniface. One of the stories in this collection is written by Gabrielle Roy who grew up in St. Boniface. Obviously this is another book for the special theme.


3) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12807885 Bride of New France by Suzanne Desrochers *themed release of a 2016 theme book!
4) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12807881 Grave Secrets by Kathy Reichs *theme book, partially set in Montreal.


wingMaranlinwing 4 yrs ago
Release #1
1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14076259 8/Super8/16 by Andre Lafrance (Canadian author)


5. 419 by Will Ferguson

6. A Fine Daughter by Catherine Simmons Niven

7. A Handful of Time by Kit Pearson

8. A Recipe for Bees by Gail Anderson-Dargatz

9. Afterimage by Helen Humphreys

10. Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures: Stories by Vincent Lam

11. By the Standing Stone by Maxine Trottier

12. City Man, The by Howard Akler

13. Concrete Forest : The New Fiction of Urban Canada by Hal Niedzviecki

14. Corked: A Memoir by Kathryn Borel

15. Dear Canada: Banished From Our Home: The Acadian Diary of Angelique Richard, Grande-Pre, Acadia, 1755 by Sharon Stewart

16. Dear Canada: Footsteps In the Snow: The Red River Diary of Isobel Scott, Rupert's Land, 1815 by Carol Matas

17. Drowning in Darkness by Peter Oliva

18. Even more ghost stories of Alberta by Barbara Smith

19. Grey Seas Under by Farley Mowat

20. Growing Up Stupid Under the Union Jack: A Memoir by Austin Clarke

21. Half-Blood Blues: A Novel by Esi Edugyan

22. Half-Blood Blues: A Novel by Esi Edugyan

23. How Insensitive by Russell Smith

24. In a Glass House by Nino Ricci

25. Jason and the Deadly Diamonds by Linda Hutsell-Manning

26. Labyrinth Of Desire by Rosemary Sullivan

27. Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay

28. Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O'Neill

29. Luna by Sharon Butala

30. Lure by Deborah Kerbel

31. Miss Wyoming by DOUGLAS COUPLAND

32. Nights Below Station Street by David Adams Richards

33. No Place Fit for a Child by Wade Bell

34. Odori by Darcy Tamayose

35. Promenade by Sherrie E. Tutt

36. Random Passage by Bernice Morgan

37. Spider Bones by Kathy Reichs

38. The 1st Circle: Under a Blood Red Moon by Ryan T McFadden, Eileen Bell, Billie Milholland

39. The Dead Are More Visible by Steven Heighton

40. The Englishman's Boy by Guy Vanderhaeghe

41. The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

42. The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

43. The Girl From Away by Claire Mowat

44. The Girls by Lori Lansens

45. The Golden Mean by Annabel Lyon

46. The Lights Go on Again by Kit Pearson

47. The Prairie Bridesmaid: A Novel by Daria Salamon

48. The Worm turns by Author unknown

49. Time Bandit by Q.C. Harry S. Campbell

50. Tracing Iris by Genni Gunn

51. Waiting for Time by Bernice Morgan

52. Water Wings by Kristen Den Hartog

53. Weird Canadian Words by Edrick Thay

54. Whiskey Eyes by Ken Rivard


Well I see you are back in top releasing mode. Good for you!


Release #3. Self by Yann Martel
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9958590 caught June 25/16


And congratulations on the first catch of the challenge.



5) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12807886 Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam

6) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12807891 Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs *theme release - author lives in Montreal.


5) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12807886 Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam

6) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12807891 Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs *theme release - author lives in Montreal.

Both theme released! The first was released in the "what cures what?" exhibit in the pharmacy museum at the folk museum, and the second was released on an exhibit of the bones reovered from a grave viking ship burial!


Fracula also has the first catch. Here's the chart:


I only have 2 releases this year as I didn't really think ahead when I went on vacation with only 2 Canadian books!

An Audience of Chairs - Joan Clark

You and the Pirates - Jocelyne Allen


I only have 2 releases this year as I didn't really think ahead when I went on vacation with only 2 Canadian books!

An Audience of Chairs - Joan Clark

You and the Pirates - Jocelyne Allen

And the first one is a book I registered. Since it is now in Portugal it is official; my books travel more than I do. Thanks for spreading the word about Canadian literature in Portugal Matty.


2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14080144 The Progress of Love by Alice Munro (Canadian author)
3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14080142 Laughter-Silvered Wings: Remembering the Air Force II by J. Douglas Harvey (Canadian author)
4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14080136 The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood (Canadian author)


1. Firewing by Kenneth Oppel http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13706775
2. Sunwing by Kenneth Oppel http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13539107/
3. Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13539095/
4. Woman in the Mists by Farley Mowat http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13549487/
5. Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13699207/


Do I have to report Ru? Rcv'd on Weds http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13833900/


Do I have to report Ru? Rcv'd on Weds http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13833900/

Yes please post the sweepstakes releases here once the recipient has the book in her hot little hands. Good choice.


55. 419 by Will Ferguson

56. Adultery by Richard B Wright

57. Bitter Lake: A Novel by Marika Deliyannides

58. Bitter Lake: A Novel by Marika Deliyannides

59. Bitter Lake: A Novel by Marika Deliyannides

60. Bitter Lake: A Novel by Marika Deliyannides

61. Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures: Stories by Vincent Lam

62. Death on the Rocks: A Lucy Trimble Mystery by Eric Wright http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564442

63. Stories from the Vinyl Cafe by Stuart McLean

64. The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt


3. The Murder Stone by Louise Penny http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14076299

4. The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8330775/

5. Still Life by Louise Penny http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14076303/

6. Payback by Margaret Atwood http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14076306



13. Family News by Joan Barfoot

14. Lebenslang ist nicht genug by Joy Fielding (OT: Death Penalty)

15. Der Brief by Matt Cohen (OT: Elizabeth and after)

16. Verdammter Zigeuner by Ronald Lee (OT: Goddam Gipsy)

17. Der Regenkönig by Saul Bellow (OT: Henderson the Rain King)

18. DreadfulWater kreuzt auf by Thomas King (OT: DreadfulWater Shows up)


1 - The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood

2- Unless by Carol Shields

3- Runaway by Alice Munro

4- Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje


winggypsysmomwing 4 yrs ago
New chart
Shows 128 releases to the end of the third day. Good work everyone!


1. His Whole Life by Elizabeth Hay http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/13597890
2. (Theme) The Angel's Jig by Daniel Poliquin (translated by Wayne Grady) http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14032175
3. (Theme) A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14048687
4. Santa's Helper by Grant S. Anderson http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/12412695
5. Sweet Like Saltwater by Raywat Deonandan http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/13599800


6. The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14038318
7. (Theme) Therese & Pierrette and the Little Hanging Angel by Michel Trembay (translated by Sheila Fischman http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/6698857
8. The Soul of All Great Designs by Neil Bissoondath http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/11271129
9. Writing in the Time of Nationalism by Linda Leith http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/11854538
10. The Perfection of the Morning by Sharon Butala http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14076799
11. The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/8412360
12. Under the Ribs of Death by John Marlyn http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/11278229
13. Apples to Oysters by Margaret Webb http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/13563152
14. Verdict in Blood by Gail Bowen http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14067811
15. Out of the Blue by Sarah Ellis http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14077849
16. Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14078217
17. The Night We Stole the Mountie's Car by Max Braithwaite http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14031891
18. Small Mercies by Ernest Hillen http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14059843
19. Conserve Water, Drink Wine by Ronald S. Jackson http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14059845
20. Crosswinds by Byrna Barclay http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/7830314
21. The Broken Record Technique by Lee Henderson http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/9942835
22. Euphoria by Connie Gault http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/10122793
23. Somewhere Else by Jan Guenther Braun http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/10126225
24. Bonk on the Head by John-James Ford http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/11271118
25. One Man's Trash by Ivan E. Coyote http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/13993018
26. Fauna by Alissa York http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14002487
27. The Crooked Heart of Mercy by Billie Livingston http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14009835
28. All the Broken Things by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14029804
29. On the Shores of Darkness, There is Light by Cordelia Strube http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14070283
30. Since Daisy Creek by W.O. Mitchell http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14077832
31. Power Play by Eric Walters http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14079320
32. Childhood by Andre Alexis http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/13599787
33. Timmy the West Coast Tug by Jeremy Moray http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/13658396
34. The Bathroom Book of Canadian Trivia by Angela Murphy http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/13697880
35. The Racing Worm Brothers by Gary Barwin http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/13821951
36. Simon with Two Left Feet by Angela K. Narth http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/13821953


Re: #11 - The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

Not sure if you got to read this one, but an amazing book! The copy I read was circulating within the Calgary BC community and then I found a couple copies to release. I really wanted to keep one for myself, but my shelves are groaning!


I haven't read the book yet. I've had a couple of copies grace my bookshelf and while I keep thinking I should read it I always end up picking something else instead. Then I feel guilty so I release it so I won't have to keep passing it by. I'm sure its time will come though.


Re: #11 - The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

Not sure if you got to read this one, but an amazing book! The copy I read was circulating within the Calgary BC community and then I found a couple copies to release. I really wanted to keep one for myself, but my shelves are groaning!

I agree it was amazing but as far as I know he hasn't written anything else. I was following him on FB but haven't seen anything from him for a long time.


37. I Must Say by Martin Short http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14069933


6. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13660730/
7. The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13539162/
8. The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13660702
9. Life or Pi by Yann Martel http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13957362/
10. Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13472455/


6. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13660730/

Good themed release spot quietorchid


8. The Belonging Place

9. Value of Facing a Challenge: The Story of Terry Fox


Does it count as a catch if some journals but doesn't take the book with them?



Does it count as a catch if some journals but doesn't take the book with them?


I say yes. I bet your finder was not Canadian though. I mean what kind of self respecting Canadian could pass up on a book about the sociology of hockey?


Does it count as a catch if some journals but doesn't take the book with them?


Yes, of course it counts. Congratulations!


65. 419 by Will Ferguson

66. A Circle of Birds by Hayden Trenholm

67. A Map of Glass by Jane Urquhart

68. A Recipe for Bees by Gail Anderson-Dargatz

69. AB Negative: An Anthology Of Alberta Crime by Axel Howerton, Robert Bose, Susan Calder, Dwayne E Clayden, Therese Greenwood, Janice MacDonald, Randy McCharles, Brent Nichols, Al Onia, R. Overwater, Kevin P Thornton, Jayne Barnard, Sharon Wildwind, S. G. Wong

70. Badass on a Softail by T.F. Rigelhof

71. Coppernob by Wing George

72. Dreamspeaker by Anne Cameron

73. Eating Between The Lines by Kevin Major

74. Evening Snow Will Bring Such Peace by David Adams Richards

75. Hidden Gifts: Castle Mountain Lodge Series by Elena Aitken

76. High heels 'n' oil rigs by Beverley Jones

77. In the Field by Claire Tacon

78. Player One: What Is To Become of Us by Douglas Coupland

79. Running on Empty: Alberta after the Boom by Andrew Nikiforuk

80. Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry

81. The Bay of Love and Sorrows by David Adams Richards

82. The Empty Room by Lauren B. Davis

83. The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus by Margaret Atwood http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8149676

84. The Prophet's Camel Bell by Margaret Laurence

85. The Sundog Season by John Geddes

86. The U.S. of EH?: How Canada Secretly Controls the United States and Why That's OK by Kerry Colburn, Rob Sorenson

87. Throwaway Daughter by Ting-Xing Ye

88. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

89. Weird Canadian Places: Humorous, Bizarre, Peculiar & Strange Locations & Attractions across the Nation by Dan de Figueiredo

90. Your Secrets Sleep With Me by Darren O'Donnell


Only managed one release today. It's hard to release books when one has to hobble around with a cane!
#8 The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley


Releasing one with a cane is enough of a feat! When I was on crutches, I had people running after me for 2 blocks yelling "Ma'am, Ma'am! You dropped this!" Very sweet in a 'Minnesota Nice' kind of way, but annoying.


5- Still Life by Louise Penny (theme)

6- Canada by Richard Ford

7- The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley


38. Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14079756
39. Belle Falls by Sherri Vanderveen http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14079282
40. The In-Between World of Vikram Lall by M. G. Vassanji http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/13516221
41. De Niro's Game by Rawi Hage http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14079292
42. Martin John by Anakana Schofield http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14079746
43. Sister Crazy by Emma Richler http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14079314
44. Haitian Graves by Vicki Delany http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/13403361
45. (Theme) The End by Roch Carrier http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14038322
46. (Theme) Two Solitudes by Hugh MacLennan http://www.BookCrossing.com/---/14064797


10. The Life and Times of Greg Clark : Canada's Favorite Storyteller

Cracked the bike out for its first ride of the season and biked around Wascana Lake to deposit my collection of Wascana Short Fiction & Poetry Anthologies. It was a lot easier biking home!

11. The Wascana Anthology of Short Fiction

12. The Wascana Anthology of Short Fiction

13. The Wascana Anthology of Short Fiction

14. The Wascana Anthology of Short Fiction

15. The Wascana Anthology of Short Fiction

16. The Wascana Anthology of Short Fiction

17. The Wascana Anthology of Short Fiction

18. The Wascana Anthology of Short Fiction

19. The Wascana Anthology of Short Fiction

20. The Wascana Anthology of Short Fiction

21. The Wascana Poetry Anthology

22. The Wascana Poetry Anthology

23. The Wascana Poetry Anthology

24. The Wascana Poetry Anthology

25. The Wascana Poetry Anthology

26. The Wascana Poetry Anthology

27. The Wascana Poetry Anthology

28. The Wascana Poetry Anthology

29. The Wascana Poetry Anthology

30. The Wascana Poetry Anthology

31. The Wascana Poetry Anthology

32. The Wascana Poetry Anthology

33. The Wascana Poetry Anthology

34. The Wascana Poetry Anthology

35. The Wascana Poetry Anthology


Wow that's a lot of books on a bike. And since all those Wascana anthologies were released at Wascana Park I think they are all in the running for the best release location prize.


Yeah it was! I filled a hiking backpack and strapped it to my rear bike rack. I was worried on the way there about hit a big bump - I thought my front wheel might fly up but it wasn't too bad. I don't think I'll do it again, I just wanted to get that release done in one shot. :)


19. 364 - Timeless Wisdom for Modern Times by Tom Jackson

20. Three Feathers by Richard Van Camp

21. Welcome Song for Basby by Richard Van Camp

22. Ces enfants d'ailleurs by Arlette Cousture (themed)

23. Mon père aussi était horloger by Gabrielle Poulin (themed)

24. Conteurs franco-canadiens (themed)

25. Dear Life by Alice Munro

26. Certainty by Madeleine Thien

27. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood


Now we are at 251 total releases thanks to Pooker3 posting her releases from the beginning. There have been 20 books released for the special theme and there are two catches. Excellent work. Keep them coming.


1. The Tin Flute – http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13010038 – Canadian Author: Gabrielle Roy, winner of the Governor General's Award and the Prix Femina of France. Themed Release: story of a family in the Saint-Henri slums of Montreal, Quebec
2. The Stone Angel (Copy #12) – http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14076100 – Canadian Author: Margaret Laurence


11. The Box Garden by Carol Chields http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14040272/
12. The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13657153/
13. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14040473/
14. The Outlander by Gil Adamson http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14040506/
15. Star in the Storm by Joan Hiatt Harlow http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14033461/


3. Evil Geniuses in a Nutshell ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13913409/ ), Canadian author; photo.


#2 Plain Kate, Erin Bow

#3 The Robber Bride, Margaret Atwood


One more for June 28

36. Shakey : Neil Young's Biography


My sweetie and I went to the biggest park in Winnipeg, Assiniboine Park, last night. It was a little humid and the mosquitoes made their presence known but it was worth it to see the flowers in the English Garden and the sculptures in the Leo Mol Garden. I managed to stealth release so I didn't have anyone running after me with my books as I hobbled away on my cane. I took pictures and I am particularly proud of the first release spot because I have been wanting to leave a book there ever since this sculpture was donated by Babs and Izzie Asper to the park.

#9 Happiness Economics by Shari Lapena

#10 Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
This is an illustrated version of this classic. There is a particularly great picture of the scene where Anne cracks Gilbert over the head with her slate.

#11 Last Summer in Louisbourg by Claire Mowat
This is a theme book since Louisbourg was the fortress controlled by the French on Cape Breton Island until the English conquered it. Claire Mowat was Farley Mowat's wife and a gifted author in her own right.

#12 Blue Trust: The author, the lawyer, his wife and her money by Stevie Cameron


Oh, I love that reading woman release! I'm going to have to sneak one in there too one of these days. Or maybe a whole stack of books beside her! :)


Oh, I love that reading woman release! I'm going to have to sneak one in there too one of these days. Or maybe a whole stack of books beside her! :)

Thanks. It just begs for releases doesn't it?


8- The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

9- The Republic of Love by Carol Shields


28. Das Gleichgewicht der Welt by Rohinton Mistry (OT: A Fine Balance)

There is a little error in the chart regarding the dates. I released #19-27 on June 28.
I did not release anything on June 27. That probably caused the error.


There is a little error in the chart regarding the dates. I released #19-27 on June 28.
I did not release anything on June 27. That probably caused the error.

Thanks for pointing that out. I will correct with the next update.


47. Rebel Daughter by Doris Anderson

48. Shampoo Planet by Douglas Coupland

49. Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro

50. Reading by Lightning by Joan Thomas

51. Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay

52. Bluenose Ghosts by Helen Creighton


As always, if you notice any mistakes please let me know. Total releases equal 276 with 61 being released by non-Canadians. And some of the Canadians have been releasing books abroad so one-quarter of the releases have occurred outside Canada. I am so pleased about that statistic!


today near Gatwick
7) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14057771 A Year Less a Day by James Hawkins
8)http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14048332 The Penguin book of Canadian Jokes by John Robert Colombo
9)http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12807884 Home from the Vinyl Cafe by Stuart McLean

Yesterday in Stavanger
10)http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12807880 Vancouver by Gail Sattler - themed release of a Christian romance at the Stavanger Cathedral!
11)http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12670419/ Deadly Appearances by Gail Bowen (sing-song released)

We are on our way home tomorrow morning and I have to buy a book at the airport since I am completely out. :)


I have credited sing-song with the one release so the chart will only show 10 releases for you. Hope that's okay.


That's ok! I just wanted it to be tracked! We will post together again today.


16. Fall on Your Kees by Ann-Marie MacDonald http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14040261/
17. Yarrow by Charles De Lint http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13824236
18. Lucky Man by Michael J. Fox http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13472435/
19. The Snow Walker by Farley Mowat http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14040487/
20. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14040351/


91. All That Matters by Wayson Choy

92. Bachelor Brothers Bed & Breakfast Pillow Book by Bill Richardson

93. Barker by Wayne Tefs

94. Bathroom Book of Canadian Quotes: Humorous, Witty, Ridiculous & Inspiring by Lisa Wojna

95. Beatrice & Virgil by Yann Martel

96. Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures: Stories by Vincent Lam

97. Canada vs United States by Jeff Pearce

98. Down There by the Train by Kate Sterns

99. Going to the Zoo by Laura Lush

100. Half-Blood Blues: A Novel by Esi Edugyan

101. Hockey Towns: Untold Stories from the Heart of Canada by Ron MacLean, Kirstie McLellan Day

102. Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay

103. My Father's Son: Memories Of War And Peace by Farley Mowat

104. One Hundred Million Hearts by Kerri Sakamoto

105. Opium Dreams by Margaret Gibson

106. Secret Gifts: A Castle Mountain Romance by Elena Aitken http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564343

107. Smiling Bears: A Zookeeper Explores the Behavior and Emotional Life of Bears by Else Poulsen

108. Snowboarding: Learning to Ride From All-Mountain to Park by Liam Gallagher

109. Stone Diaries by Carol Shields

110. The Bear: A Novel by Claire Cameron

111. The Calyx by Donald Neil McIlhone

112. The Englishman's Boy by Guy Vanderhaeghe

113. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

114. The Legend of the Tragic Book I by Chad W. McGhie http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13564354

115. The Little Gift Book of Canada by Elaine. Jones

116. The Suspect by L.R. Wright

117. Things Go Flying by Shari Lapena

118. Unless: A Novel by Carol Shields


#4 A Trick of the Light, Louise Penny (theme release)

#5 The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood

Canadian BookCrossers, your country is being well served by this particular Consul, who pops in to see what books we've brought, and thank us for the visit. Looking forward to repeating this next year.


Yay! One of the Wascana Poetry Anthologies found a home


Another Wascana Poetry Anthology!


Congratulations on two more catches. This one is especially nice since they joined and they have great plans for the book. I hope that makes that laden bike trip worthwhile.



10- In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje

11- Larry's Party by Carol Shields


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