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Read & Give Local with the Ottawa Lit List

Discover local authors. Read books set in Ottawa. Explore the themes, history, politics, and relationships that make us who we are.

Life is different in Ottawa, and so is the literature we produce. This holiday season, give the gift of local books to everyone on your list.

9781770415867

9781487525200

9781459743847

Billion Dollar Start Up
Adam Miron, Sébastien
St-Louis, and Julie Beun

Women, Power, and
Political Representation
Erin Tolley

The Devil to Pay
Barbara Fradkin

 

 

 

9780889848801

9781928120216

9781552454268

The Artist and the Assassin
Mark Frutkin

The Krillian Key:
Salamander Run
Neal Shannacappo

Masses on Radar
David O’Meara

 

 

 

9781772782165

9781554555567

9781773066042

The Cow Said BOO!
Lana Button and Alice Carter

Water, Water
Jessica Bartram

Burying the Moon
Andrée Poulin and Sonali Zohra

 

 

 

9781770865525

9781770917507

9781988784243

Shantallow
Cara Martin

1979
Michael Healey

26 Knots
Bindu Suresh

 

 

 

9780889844377

9781459503120

9781770414617

Affect
Charlene Elsby

Algonquin Park:
A Portait
Jan Rinik

Bad Ideas
Missy Marston

 

 

 

9781487523473

9781773061696

9781770414198

Being Fat
Jenny Ellison

Born
John Sobol and Cindy Derby

Born to Walk
Dan Rubinstein

 

 

 

9781772600681

9781771835800

9781487524760

Bright Shining Moment
Deb Loughead

Buckled into the Sky
Adele Graf

Canada at War
J.L. Granatstein

 

 

 

9781770414426

9781772600537

9781770864412

Canadarn and Collaboration
Elizabeth Howell

Caterpillar's Can't Swim
Liane Shaw

Catullus' Soldiers
Daniel Goodwin

 

 

 

9781771663182

9781459745339

9781459733459

Charm
Christine McNair

Closing Time
Brenda Chapman

Creepy Capital
Mark Leslie

 

 

 

9781894770019

9781926743912

9781894770255

Dancing in the Dust
Kagiso Lesego Molope

Death and the Intern
Jeremy Hanson-Finger

Drums of My Flesh
Cyril Dabydeen

 

 

 

9780889955806

9781770893252

9781459734487

Egghead - Anniversary Ed
Carolyn Pignat

El Nino
Nadia Bozak

Escape to Havana
Nick Wilkshire

 

 

 

9781771962520

9781774150269

9781771332460

Finding Again the World
John Metcalf

 

Finish This Sentence
Leslie Roach

 

First Gear: A Motorcycle Memoir
Lorrie Jorgensen (now Lorrie Potvin)

 

 

 

 

9781927583036

9781771834278

9781554984077

Flee, Fly, Flown
Janet Hepburn

Footprints of Dark Energy
Henry Beissel and Arlette Franciere

Friend or Foe
John Sobol and Dasha Tolstikova

 

 

 

9781770894839

9781487594527

9780888997081

Gallery of Lost Species
Nina Berkhout

Gringo Love
Marie-Eve Carrier-Moisan

Hey Dad!
Brian Doyle

 

 

 

9781487001803

9781770416048

9781771835770

Hope Has Two Daughters
Monia Mazigh

Leadership Moments
from NASA
Dr. Dave Williams and
Elizabeth Howell

Letters from Johnny
Wayne Ng

 

 

 

9780929005614

9781459400412

9781552453810

Lights for Gita
Rachna Gilmore and Alice Priestley

Lorimer Field Guide to
225 Ontario Birds
Jeffrey C. Domm

Mad Long Emotion
Ben Ladouceur

 

 

 

9781770413924

9781772780802

9781554988914

Most Dramatic Ever:
The Bachelor
Suzannah Showler

My Puppy Patch
Theo Heras and Alice Carter

Nattiq and the Land of Statues
Barbara Landry and Martha Kyak

 

 

 

9780888629807

9781772601275

9781772780604

Ottawa: An Illustrated History
John H. Taylor

Our 100 Years: The Canadian
Federation of University Women
Dianne Dodd

Our New Kittens
Theo Heras and Alice Carter

 

 

 

9781770864948

9781487525392

9780889954922

Out Standing in the Field
Sandra Perron

Partisan Odysseys
Brooke Jeffrey

Poetree
Carolyn Pignat and Francois Thisdale

 

 

 

9781770911444

9781487587451

9781771833783

Proud
Michael Healey

Public Influence
Mira Sucharov

Quill of the Dove
Ian Thomas Shaw

 

 

 

9781771134699

9781771314886

9780929005850

Resilience Is Futile
Julie S. Lalonde

Reunion
Deanna Young

Roses for Gita
Rachna Gilmore and Alice Priestley

 

 

 

9780369100009

9780889844353

9781988784007

Scripting (Im)migration
Yana Meerzon

Seeking Shade
Frances Boyle

Shackles
Madge Macbeth

 

 

 

9781771135535

9781771662642

9781928120179

Shift Change
Stephen Dale

Silvija
Sandra Ridley

Sitting by the Rapids
Albert Dumont

 

 

 

9780889955615

9781459742765

9781487524517

Skating Over Thin Ice
Jean Mills

Soar, Adam, Soar
Rick Prashaw

Stand on Guard
Stephanie Carvin

 

 

 

9781988449449

9781772781311

9781926708201

Such a Lonely, Lovely Road
Kagiso Lesego Molope

Teaching Mrs. Muddle
Colleen Nelson

Tell Anna She’s Safe
Brenda Missen

 

 

 

9781771336178

9781459743816

9781770865297

The Allspice Bath
Sonia Saikaley

The Ancient Dead
Barbara Fradkin

The Art of Being Lewis
Daniel Goodwin

 

 

 

9781459743175

9781771831239

9781771963435

The Avro Arrow
Palmiro Campagna

The Expo Affair
Geza Tatrallyay

The Last Goldfish
Anita Lahey

 

 

 

9780889956407

9781927428122

9781554989850

The Legend
Jean Mills

The Monkey Puzzle Tree
Sonia Tilson

The Mosaic
Nina Berkhout

 

 

 

9781771961073

9780889844001

9780889844148

The Museum at the
End of the World
John Metcalf

The Museum of Possibilities
Barbara Sibbald

The Rising Tide
Mark Frutkin

 

 

 

9781772601084

9781771134897

9781459738256

The Stone Rainbow
Liane Shaw

The Taste of Longing
Suzanne Evans

The Unbroken Machine
Dale Smith

 

 

 

9781926743691

9781459715523

9781988449296

The Utility of Boredom
Andrew Forbes

Thin Ice
Nick Wilkshire

This Book Betrays My Brother
Kagiso Lesego Molope

 

 

 

9781927428337

9781771835916

9781487525279

This Great Escape
Andrew Steinmetz

Through the Waspmouth
I Drew You
Nicola Vulpe

Top Secret Canada
Stephanie Carvin

 

 

 

9781487503468

9781771134514

9781771832168

Unbound in War?
Sean Richmond

Unearthing Justice
Joan Kuyek

Venera Dreams
Claude Lalumiere

 

 

 

9781771960526

9781771832076

9781771835091

Vital Signs
John Metcalf

 

Washing Off the
Raccoon Eyes
Margo LaPierre

We Shed Our Skin
Like Dynamite
Conyer Clayton

 

 

 

9781770414303

9781487587451

9781487504243

Whose Water is it
Anyway
Maude Barlow

Why Birds Sing
Nina Berkhout

You Can't Get There
from Here 
Ryan Porter