Every year the CBC chooses Important Canadian Books and holds for a national read-along, with a champion assigned to each book who argues for its import and artistry. The new Top 10 shorter-list has been announced, based on “the one book that could change Canada.” It’s one of these:
Michael Ondaatje’s Anil’s Ghost; Kathleen Winter’s Annabel; Rawi Hage’s Cockroach; Esi Edugyan’s Half-Blood Blues; Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother; Louis Hamelin’s October 1970; Joseph Boyden’s The Orenda; Gil Courtemanche’s A Sunday At The Pool In Kigali; Shauna Singh Baldwin’s What The Body Remembers; and Margaret Atwood’s The Year Of The Flood. The library has many of these — check the adult fiction shelves, and new arrivals.
Can’t find it? Ask!
The final Canada Reads choices will be announced at the end of the month. You can follow along at www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads.
– November 14, 2013