Canada Waits For Christmas – December 22nd

It’s nearly Christmas here at what feels like the North Pole! Welcome to December 22nd of the virtual Advent calendar of Canadian art and culture. In these write-ups, I have woefully under-represented Canadian books and authors. So today we’ll look at a work by Thomas King.

Thomas King immigrated to Canada in 1980 from the United States where he was born in California in 1943. The Inconvenient Indian was published by Doubleday Canada in 2012. I haven’t read this one but I reckon I might. I have read Green Grass, Running Water by Thomas King and it moved me so much that I wrote to him about the book published in 1993.

Image from Rakuten Kobo.

Interested in finding out more about the best Canadian books? Check out this article in Ottawa Life.

Here’s a peppy Christmas tune by British Columbia-born Michael Bublé. His music has really grown on me over the years.

Today’s visual artist is Moncton-born painter Richard Savoie. I love the cozy winter scenes he creates. They almost make you forget how easily winter can kill you. (Everyone living in Alberta is reminded of the power of winter these days.)

“Boreal Dance” by Richard Savoie. Image of print from his website.
“Laval Street, Montreal” by Richard Savoie. Image of print from his website.
“Melting Snow” by Richard Savoie. Image of print from his website.

Thank you for dropping by on this freezing-cold Canadian day! – Lori 🙂

4 Comments on “Canada Waits For Christmas – December 22nd”

  1. Love your Canada Waits… stories and featured artists. Such good memories. Today about Thomas King, one of my favourites. His newer book Indians On Vacation is one of the “great Canadian reads”…..about values, and aging, tourism and just living in todays world.
    As a former Albertans I actually “feel” the cold you describe these frosty pre-Christmas days. Thanks so much for this creative journey.

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    • Hi Heather! Thank you so much for your kind comment. It’s been a fun journey for me, too. I’ve really enjoyed learning more about Canadian visual artists. I think I’ll just keep right on studying Canadian artists after I’m done this. Have a very happy holiday! – Lori 🙂


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