Monday, May 27, 2013

Indian Horse is the Algonquin Reads book for 2013-2014!

Great Summer Reading – Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese

At the President’s coffee break in March, we asked YOU to help choose the Algonquin Reads book for 2013/2014. The voter’s choice was Indian Horse, a Canada Reads 2013 contender and Globe and Mail top 100 book for 2012. Indian Horse follows the life of Saul, an Ojibway boy, starting with his family in the Northern Ontario bush and continuing through his time at residential school, from which he is saved by his gift for playing hockey. On the rink, he discovers an almost magical escape, but he is unable to keep that magic alive as his talents take him into the racist world of competitive hockey in the 1960’s. The descriptions of the land and the characters will pull you in, and you will keep rooting for Saul the whole way through. Read it this summer, and you’ll be ready to participate in the Algonquin Reads events starting in the fall. It’s coming to Connections – The Campus Store soon.