As I think I am making it pretty clear, I am reading This is my Country, What's Yours? by Noah Richler. And, today, I got to thinking how little part my neck of the woods has played in the book so far. It's weird how insignificant we have become, because, I live in Nova Scotia. Population-wise, yeah, we are tiny, but this is where it all began. The Maritimes were settled before anywhere else, and we get such little screen time in anything. The Maritimes finally appeared in the book in Chapter Six, and it was the three of them at once, and that was their chapter. It is sad that we are not really important anymore, considering that while Ontario has upsurped the power, Canada truly began in this part of the province and then spread out. It's rather sad, there are very few historical fiction novels even about life in the Maritimes and about the arrival of the settlers and things of that sort. I wonder, is it because no one cares or it doesn't sell? It just seems like a rather big part of Canadian history to totally ignore. And life on this end of the world is not boring, history-wise. So, makes you wonder, why has it been totally forgotten in literature. I am sure we come up again in Richler's book, but just makes you think sometimes. Probably more so because I live here.
Don't worry, I am on chapter 8 now, so before you know it, I will be done this book and will start to talk about something else!