Canadians love their books. Canadians love their libraries!

Politicians crimp libraries at their peril. This year, a public outcry led Saskatchewan’s government to acknowledge that it was wrong to cut library budgets by 4.8 million Canadian dollars. Afterward, officials restored the flow of money. Similar protests last year led Newfoundland to suspend its library closings.

Here are some suggestions for recent books by Canadian authors. From the New York Times “Canada Letter”.