This is my second book in a row with Girl as the first word in the title that takes place in Canada.
The titular girl in this one is Aganetha Smart, Canadian champion runner. She is now 104 and has caught the attention of two young filmmakers: a marathon runner and her brother. The story is told in the past and present. The historical stuff is interesting, but I think the whole thing is a hair or two too long. Plus there are a lot of siblings and extended family members to keep track of.
Read if you love running or if, like me, you don't spend enough time thinking from the perspective of older people.