Canadian authors aren’t exactly known for writing the best books above love. That isn’t to say that they haven’t produced any.
The period when we did see some truly great works of literature created was in the second half of the 20th century. It was during these years that masterpieces were writen, which subsequently earned their authors high awards and worldwide fame.
Let’s take a closer look at the best books about love written by Canadian authors.
1. Friend Of My Youth by Alice Munro
Critics constantly compare Munroe with Chekhov stating: she “touches outlines of fate or complex relationships… these are detailed portraits – with light shadows and a deep perspective…” (The Washington Post Book World).”
In “Friend of My Youth” Munroe reveals her characters in a way that readers, even belonging to a completely different culture, recognize themselves in them. You are even likely to find some tips on dating your best friend in the book.
2. Airport by Arthur Hailey
This is Arthur Hailey’s best-selling novel, released in 1968. The fictional city, where the largest airport is located, is suddenly covered by a blizzard, so all services operate in an emergency mode.
At the airport, one problem after another falls in, starting from troubles with provision to a terrible accident onboard one of the aircraft.
Add to this the aggravated personal problems of the heroes and their complex emotional dramas, an intricate tangle of storylines arises.
3. Hum If You Don’t Know The Words by Bianca Marais
Bianchi Marais’ debut novel is the perfect read for anyone who loves “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, “The Servants” by Catherine Stockett, and “The Runner” by the Wind Khaled Hosseini.
The life of a nine-year-old Robin from a prosperous white family and a black beauty, the mother of three children, should never have crossed paths.
For Robin, the search for truth, beginning as a game, will gradually turn into a journey of self-knowledge, the road to truth and redemption.
A novel with an intriguingly unpredictable plot, full of warm humor and charm.
4. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The scandalous novel of the Booker Prize laureate, along with Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” and “1984” by George Orwell, who has become a classic of modern dystopia.
In the brave new world of Margaret Atwood, a woman has no right to own property, work, love, read or write.
5. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
India 1975, Dina Dalal, who sheltered a student and two poor untouchable tailors in her house.
Political storms thunder outside, but peace and harmony reign in their tiny house.
They give each other love and support, helping to maintain a delicate balance on the verge of despair and hope.
6. Strong Medicine by Arthur Hailey
These doctors are good, too good to be completely honest. Not to lose great love, not to avoid eternal troubles, not to suffer because of someone else’s pain.
Doctors become heroes, people who find a way out of hopeless situations.
Because the courage of a doctor is the most potent medicine of all.
7. The Mistake by Elle Kennedy
Who can resist the star of a college hockey team with a six-pack and a charming smile, right?
But as it turns out, not everyone dreams of becoming another “hockey trophy” to the collection.
So, irresistible John Logan is hooked by such an attitude.
8. Life Before Man by Margaret Atwood
The story of Lesje, Nate and Elizabeth would seem like your ordinary love triangle. But when it comes to writings by Atwood, common conceptions like this must be forgotten.
Human nature, by and large, has not changed since prehistoric times, and evil will never become good.
Love cannot be replaced by affection and we all, like the heroes of Atwood, want to know what we live for.
Certainly one of the best books about love to add to your list.