Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve. Carol Shields Republic of Love

MRE Authors, A-F

I have many more authors on my Must Read Everything Author lists in my head and on paper
than appear on the lists below; it could take a lifetime to compile all the spreadsheets I would
need for them and that would interfere with GSRT (Good Solid Reading Time). Still, this is a start!

Sherman Alexie’s Selected Works:

✔The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (1994)
Reservation Blues (1995)
Indian Killer (1996)
The Toughest Indian in the World (2000)
✔Ten Little Indians (2003)
Flight (2007)
The Absolutely True Adventures of a Part-time Indian (2007)
War Dances (2009)
Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories (2012)

Margaret Awood‘s Selected Works:
✔The Edible Woman (1969)
✔Surfacing (1972)
✔Lady Oracle (1976)
✔Life Before Man (1979)
✔Bodily Harm (1981)
The Handmaid’s Tale (1985)
✔Cat’s Eye (1988)
✔The Robber Bride (1993)
✔Alias Grace (1996)
✔The Blind Assassin (2000)
Oryx and Crake (2003)
The Penelopiad (2005)
The Year of the Flood (2009)
Maddaddam (2013)

Short Fiction:
Dancing Girls (1977)
Murder in the Dark (1983)
✔Bluebeard’s Egg (1983)
✔Wilderness Tips (1991)
Good Bones (1992)
Good Bones and Simple Murders (1994)
✔The Labrador Fiasco (1996)
✔The Tent (2006)
✔Moral Disorder (2006)
Stone Mattress (2014)

✔Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature (1972)
Days of the Rebels 1815-1840 (1977)
Second Words: Selected Critical Prose (1982)
Through the One-Way Mirror (1986)
✔Strange Things: The Malevolent North in Canadian Literature (1995)
Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing (2002)
Moving Targets: Writing with Intent, 1982-2004 (2004)
Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth (2008)
In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination (2011)

Pat Barker’s Works:
Union Street (1982)
✔Blow Your House Down (1984)
The Century’s Daughter (Liza’s England)(1986)
The Man Who Wasn’t There (1989)
Regeneration (1991)
The Eye in the Door(1993)
The Ghost Road (1995)
Another World (1998)
Border Crossing (2001)
Double Vision (2003)
Life Class (2007)
Toby’s Room (2012)

Joan Barfoot’s Novels:
Abra (Gaining Ground)(1978)
Dancing in the Dark (1982)
Duet for Three (1985)
✔Family News (1989)
✔Plain Jane (1992)
✔Charlotte and Claudia Keeping in Touch (1994)
✔Some Things about Flying (1997)
✔Getting over Edgar (1999)
✔Critical Injuries (2001)
✔Luck (2005)
✔Exit Lines (2009)

Anita Brookner‘s Novels:
A Start in Life (1981, US title The Debut)
Providence (1982)
Look at Me (1983)
✔Hotel du Lac (1984), won the Booker Prize
Family and Friends (1985)
A Misalliance (1986)
A Friend from England (1987)
Latecomers (1988)
Lewis Percy (1989)
Brief Lives (1990)
A Closed Eye (1991)
Fraud (1992)
A Family Romance (1993, US title Dolly)
A Private View (1994)
Incidents in the Rue Laugier (1995)
Altered States (1996)
Visitors (1997)
Falling Slowly (1998)
Undue Influence (1999)
The Bay of Angels (2001)
The Next Big Thing (2002, US title Making Things Better)
The Rules of Engagement (2003)
Leaving Home (2005)
Strangers (2009)
At the Hairdresser’s (2011)

Barbara Comyns’ Works:
✔Sisters by a River (1947)
Our Spoons Came from Woolworths (1950)
Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead (1954)
The Vet’s Daughter (1959)
Out of the Red into the Blue (1960, NF)
The Skin Chairs (1962)
Birds in Tiny Cages (1964)
A Touch of Mistletoe (1967)
The Juniper Tree (1985)
Mr. Fox (1987)
The House of Dolls (1989)

Michael Crummey‘s Selected Works:
Arguments With Gravity (1996)
Hard Light (1998)
Emergency Roadside Assistance (2001)
Salvage (2002)
Went With (2007)
✔Under the Keel (2013)

Flesh and Blood (1998, expanded edition 2003)
River Thieves (2001)
The Wreckage (2005)
Galore (2009)
Sweetland (2014)

Newfoundland: Journey Into a Lost Nation (with photographer Greg Locke) (2004)

Lauren B. Davis‘ Fiction:
Rat Medicine and Other Unlikely Curatives: Stories
The Stubborn Season (2002)
The Radiant City
An Unrehearsed Desire: Stories (2008)
Daily Bread (2011)
The Empty Room (2013)

Margaret Drabble‘s Novels:
✔A Summer Bird Cage (1962)
The Garrick Year (1964)
The Millstone (1965)
Jerusalem the Golden (1967)
The Waterfall (1969)
The Needle’s Eye (1972)
The Realms of Gold (1975)
The Ice Age (1977)
The Middle Ground (1980)
✔The Radiant Way (1987)
A Natural Curiosity (1989)
The Gates of Ivory (1991)
The Witch of Exmoor (1995)
The Peppered Moth (2001)
✔The Seven Sisters (2002)
The Red Queen (2004)
The Sea Lady (2006)
The Pure Gold Baby (2013)

Selected Non-fiction by Margaret Drabble:
Arnold Bennett: A Biography (1974)
For Queen and Country: Britain in the Victorian Age (1978)
A Writer’s Britain: Landscape in Literature (1979)
Safe as Houses (1990)
The Pattern in the Carpet: A Personal History with Jigsaws (2009)

Kim Echlin‘s works:
✔Elephant Winter (1998)
✔Dagmar’s Daughter (2001)
Inanna: From the Myths of Ancient Sumer (2003)
Elizabeth Smart: A Fugue Essay on Women and Creativity (2004)
The Disappeared (2009)

Joshua Ferris‘s novels:
And Then We Came to the End (2007)
The Unnamed (2009)
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour (2014)

Timothy Findley‘s Fiction:
✔The Last of the Crazy People (1967)
✔The Butterfly Plague (1969)
The Wars (1977)
✔Famous Last Words (1981)
✔Not Wanted on the Voyage (1984)
✔Dinner Along the Amazon (1984)
The Telling of Lies (1986)
✔Stones (1988)
✔Headhunter (1993)
✔The Piano Man’s Daughter (1995)
You Went Away (1996)
Dust to Dust (1997)
✔Pilgrim (1999)
Spadework (2001)

Timothy Findley‘s Memoirs:
✔Inside Memory (1990)
✔From Stone Orchard (1998)
✔Journeyman (2004)

Penelope Fitzgerald‘s Selected Works:
The Golden Child (1977)
✔The Bookshop (1978)
Offshore (1979)
Human Voices (1980)
At Freddie’s (1982)
Innocence (1986)
The Beginning of Spring (1988)
The Gate of Angels (1990)
The Blue Flower (1995)
Other: The Means of Escape (2000)
Selected Prose (2002)
The Afterlife (2003)
A House of Air (2004)
So I Have Thought of You: The Letters of PF (2009)

E.M. Forster’s Works:
✔Where Angels Fear to Tread (1905)
The Longest Journey (1907)
✔A Room with a View (1908)
Howards End (1910)
✔A Passage to India (1924)
Aspects of the Novel (1927)
✔Maurice (1913-14; published 1970)

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