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An Accidental Canadian: Reflections on My Home and (Not) Native Land

byMargaret Wente

Paperback | October 11, 2005

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Each week thousands of Globe and Mail readers makeMargaret Wente’s column their first read of the day. Whether she’s writingabout marriage or menopause, hockey or home-owning, Wente makes readers feelthat, finally, someone is able to articulate—candidly and with humour—exactlywhat everyday life is like for them. In this, her first book, Margaret Wentecombines new writing with existing work to create an absorbing read richlyleavened with reflections on Canada, and on the small pleasures and bigquestions in life.

Margaret Wente has enjoyed a successful career in Canadian journalism as both a writer and editor. Since 1992 she has been a leading columnist forThe Globe and Mailand has twice won theNational Newspaper Awardfor her writing. Born in Chicago, she moved to Toronto in her teens and holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and an MA i...
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Title:An Accidental Canadian: Reflections on My Home and (Not) Native LandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 1 inPublished:October 11, 2005Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0006395090

ISBN - 13:9780006395096

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok was hyped for this book, and was somewhat pleased, but not entirely. Good for a quick read, but will not match your highest expectations.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Insightful and delightful Talk of nationality most of the time unavoidably links with patriotism. From the angle of a modern nomad (that's how I call myself - an itinerant immigrant), it is more a search for the sense of belonging to a place, a people, or a culture (the plural form is optional). In "An Accidental Canadian", Margaret Wente insightfully and delightfully depicted her Canadian experience. It reminds me of the uncanny parallel way of the love sometimes we have for people close to us - you can be irritated and ridiculed by a lot of things that comes with it but at the same time loves it to guts knowing deeply that here is where you belong, a place that you truly call home.
Date published: 2009-04-25