Indian Horse (F WAG)

Richard Wagamese

Winner of the Canada Reads People's Choice award and the First Nations Communities Reads program and short-listed for the International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award. A Globe and Mail top 100 book of 2012

Saul Indian Horse is dying. Tucked away in a hospice high above the clash and clang of a big city, he embarks on a marvelous journey of imagination back through the life he led as a northern Ojibway, with all its sorrows and joys. With compassion and insight, author Richard Wagamese traces through his fictional characters the decline of a culture and a cultural way. For Saul, taken forcibly from the land and his family when he's sent to residential school, salvation comes for a while through his incredible gifts as a hockey player. But in the harsh realities of 1960s Canada, he battles obdurate racism and the spirit-destroying effects of cultural alienation and displacement. Indian Horse unfolds against the bleak loveliness of northern Ontario, all rock, marsh, bog and cedar. Wagamese writes with a spare beauty, penetrating the heart of a remarkable Ojibway man. Evaluated and Approved by ERAC.

A Time for Angels: Making and Giving Away Angels at Christmastime Sets Love in Motion for Two Couples (F PET)

Petit, Sandra & Gail Sattler

Hand-crafting Christmas angels and giving them away as gifts sets love in motion for two couples, making the holiday even more special. This unique collection, A Time for Angels, includes two wonderfully written novellas, as well as patterns for readers to create their own handmade Christmas angels.

A Prayer for Owen Meany (F IRV)

Irving, John

In the summer of 1953, two eleven-year-old boys―best friends―are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball and kills the other boy’s mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn’t believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God’s instrument. What happens to Owen, after that 1953 foul ball, is extraordinary and terrifying.