What province/territory is this book from? A thread for questions

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What province/territory is this book from? A thread for questions

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Redigeret: maj 4, 2010, 4:59 pm

If you have bought a book but are having trouble figuring where it is set (before reading) post it here. Perhaps we can help each other figure it out?

For those of us who need to know before we read the book :P

I have been lucky enough to buy more Canadian books lately (You lot are a bad influence.. :) ). Would like to be able to tag these to a location if appropriate:

Two Against the Wilderness by Farley Mowat (Previously called Lost in the Barrens). I know it is set in the north, but a search has not turned up which territory(ies)?

edit: I did touchstone all theworks, but they are not present in the post, sorry.

Does anyone know which province The Vinyl Cafe is set? I am getting the feeling it is Ontario from the writing, but for some reason I had it in my head that it was Saskatchewan (Likely simply because that is where I am from originally).

Is King John of Canada set in a particular province? Am tempted to mark it Ontario.

A Dog Named Wolf by Erik Musterhjelm- also set up north, but where?

I think that is it for now.. may bother you again later :P If anyone else needs help placing their books will be happy to help out where I can :)

I did touchstone all the works, but they don't seem to show in the post, sorry.

maj 4, 2010, 6:04 pm

Lost in the Barrens is probably set in Nunavut. The WorldCat subject heading for King John of Canada is New Brunswick--Fiction. I don't know about the other titles.

maj 4, 2010, 9:18 pm

Thanks cbl!

maj 4, 2010, 11:14 pm

I haven't read any of the Vinyl Cafe books (there are lots), but I listen to the radio show all the time and it's set all over the country. If you're talking specifically about the Dave and Morley stories, I'd say Ontario.

maj 4, 2010, 11:19 pm


maj 4, 2010, 11:21 pm

Anyone have a guess about the possible location of the novel Exit Lines by Joan Barfoot? The Thanksgiving holiday is in October so it is someplace in Canada.

maj 4, 2010, 11:54 pm

#6 - No, but my book club is supposed to read it this year, so I'll let you know if I figure it out.

Redigeret: maj 5, 2010, 2:27 am

Joan Barfoot lives in London Ontario so her books could be situated there.

Farley Mowat wrote about NWT but today it would be part of Nunavut.

Based on the reviews I read I would place King John of Canada in Ontario. http://www.editoreric.com/torontoreads/TR200712.html

maj 5, 2010, 11:30 am

Thank you! :)

jun 28, 2010, 11:03 pm

I just received a hardcover copy of 'The world of Farley Mowat, a selection of his works'. Inside the cover is a Canadian map (with Italy and Siberia insets) that show where in Canada his various works are set (Up to 1980 I suppose). This will be very useful!!! Will try to scan it in if people want to see a copy.. next time I get up to computer services, I don't have a scanner here.