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Readers Choice Awards

posted by: High Level Hotels on: August 30, 2013 7:27:37 PM
Sorry to say it, folks, but winter is almost upon us. And though you might not be looking forward to having to scrape the ice off your windshield and bundle up like a mummy, winter does have its perks. For one, it offers countless opportunities to cozy up by the fire and lose yourself in a really good book.

If you’re looking for an engaging winter read, we recommend checking out any of the novels nominated for this year’s Alberta Reader’s Choice Award at the Edmonton Public Library. Besides being fantastic literary achievements, these books were all penned by Alberta-based authors—and we’re never shy when it comes to bragging about our province’s homegrown talent.

419 by Will Ferguson

Some critics have cited this Giller Prize-winning novel as an example of an entirely new genre: the “global” novel. With a setting that shuttles between Nigeria and North America, 419 weaves together the tragic yet inspiring stories of individuals separated by geography but connected by hope.

I Know Who You Remind Me Of by Naomi K. Lewis 

A collection of short stories both poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, I Know Who You Remind Me Of explores what it means to come of age as a young adult in a world where technology both connects and separates us.

The Shore Girl by Fran Kimmel 

Winner of the Alberta Readers’ Choice Award, The Shore Girl follows young Rebee Shore from infancy to adulthood as she struggles to transcend her troubled upbringing and live down her family’s dark past.

The Tinsmith by Tim Bowling 

From the bloodiest battle on American soil to the tranquil shores of BC’s Fraser River, the settings of The Tinsmith reflect the troubled and fragmented psyche of its protagonist, a Civil War Soldier struggling to deal with the trauma of war and solve the mystery of his missing friend.

Walls: Travels Along the Barricades by Marcello Di Cintio

This ambitious travelogue takes readers on a journey to some of the world’s most notorious and hostile border regions to shed light on structures that separate societies and the stories of those who seek to overcome them. 

We hope you’ll get the chance to enjoy one of these fantastic books this winter as you relax in one of our comfortable and affordable High Level hotel rooms.