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Listed: British Columbia

Ah, the beautiful British Columbia. I visited it about five or six years ago, and it’s possibly one of the most lovely places I have ever been. (So, this weekend, I realized that I have been to more US states than I have to Canadian provinces/territories. Alas, alas!! I think this will need to be remedied soon.) I am definitely wanting to back there one day, but in the meantime, I can head out there through some books that take place out there.

Here are ten books that take place somewhere in British Columbia.

  1. Alice, I Think by Susan Juby. Originally Published 2000. LT.
  2. Eleanor Rigby – A Novel by Douglas Coupland. Originally Published 2004. LT.
  3. Awake & Dreaming by Kit Pearson. Originally Published 1996. LT.
  4. I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven. Originally Published 1967. LT.
  5. The Cure for Death by Lightening by Gail Anderson-Dargatz. Originally Published 1996. LT.
  6. The Forest Lover by Susan Vreeland. Originally Published 2003. LT.
  7. The Torn Skirt by Rebecca Godfrey. Originally Published 2001. LT.
  8. The End of East by Jen Sookfong Lee. Originally Published 2007. LT.
  9. Red Dog, Red Dog by Patrick Lane. Originally Published 2008. LT.
  10. Swamp Angel by Ethel Wilson. Originally Published 1954. LT.

What books that take place in British Columbia have you read? Do ou have any favourites?

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Posted by Courtney Wilson @ 6:59 am August 16, 2010.
Category: Listed

  • Shannon

    pretty much every Coupland book is set in BC / the Pacific Northwest. Except one and I honestly can’t remember which. The one with the astronaut maybe.