Book Lounge: Green Grass, Running Water

“Green Grass, Running Water” by Thomas King is one of my favourite Canadian novels.   It is like a warm afternoon with a dry sense of humour and a backyard full of “those” kids, ancestors, and mythical creatures telling stories about each other, and life in general, on a Blackfoot reserve in Alberta, Canada. The novel is whimsical and wise. The characters’ misadventures are equal parts political fable, spiritual quest, and just silly. King cleverly combines oral tradition and the written word to explore both life in a small town and the modern history of Aboriginal peoples in Canada.

Kate Keating

Kate Keating is a writer and researcher whose daily commute happens in cyberspace most days (mostly because, in real time and space, she lives and works across a province instead of in a city). Kate divides her work and life between Toronto, Ottawa, and London, Ontario, Canada.

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2 Responses to Book Lounge: Green Grass, Running Water

  1. barbara abdinoor says:

    The book looks interesting, have you read it? What is your itunes add on your web site?Do you get anything from it if I order a tune?

  2. Thara Pillai says:

    Hi Mom,

    I do get a small commission if you buy through iTunes on my site. I haven’t read the book but my friend Kate generally has great taste in books. You should check out her last book review on “The Golden Mean”. Many of my girlfriends wrote to me saying that it was a great book.


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