Book Post: Linda Spalding wins Governor-General's award

Toronto writer Linda Spalding has joined husband Michael Ondaatje in the highest rank of the Canadian literary pantheon by winning the $25,000 Governor-General’s Literary Award for her novel, The Purchase, bringing the total of G-G awards on the family mantelpiece to a record six.

Spalding based The Purchase on the curious story of her own ancestors – Quakers who left Pennsylvania in the late 18th century and, against the tenets of their religion, became slave owners in western Virginia.Collapse )

I wish I was half of a literary power couple. I wonder if Daniel Alarcon is single?

What are you reading ONTD? Thanks to last night's book post I am now reading A Tale of Two Cities and loving it.