Hello my dear readers, I have a new recurring post idea that I want to start today.
We all know how many books are out there. I mean every day there seems to be another book being released, from another brand new author.
With this recurring post, I want to highlight some books that are written in certain countries around the world, as well as some authors you should check out.
I want to give less well known and indie authors a chance for the spotlight, as well as highlight the fact that they were written in certain countries.
Since I am a maple syrup blooded Canadian, that seemed a good a place as any to start with some featured books.
I’ll likely only give you a few books and a few authors per post, but depending on the country there may be a few more or less.
In the novel How a Woman Becomes a Lake, it’s New Year’s Day, and in a small fishing town called Whale Bay a woman goes missing. Vera had set out on a walk with her dog, and her husband Leo took their boys on a boat to write their New Year’s resolutions. In the weeks that follow, Vera’s absence sets off a chain of suspicion within the town. After Leo moves south, the detective investigating the case becomes obsessed with the missing woman.
In Mysterious Dreams of the Dead, 30-somethingMike Shintani decides to address the mysterious circumstances of his father’s death when he was 15 — after perishing in a plane crash, Mike’s father’s body was never found. Mike finds a diary written in Japanese, which sets him on a pathway to finding out the truth of his father’s mysterious life.
Samra Habib is a journalist and photographer. Her first book, We Have Always Been Here, is a memoir about her childhood in Pakistan, arriving in Canada as a refugee and coming out as a proud queer Muslim woman. Habib is also the creator of the photo documentary project Just Me and Allah, in which she travelled the world to document the diverse stories of LGBTQIA Muslims.
Teresa Wong’s first book Dear Scarlet is a moving graphic memoir about the author’s experience with postpartum depression. Written as a letter to her eldest daughter, Wong offers an honest and tender account of motherhood, family and mental health.
Do you know of any other Canadian authors or books in the making? Let myself and my readers know by leaving it in the comments, or share it with us on social media.
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