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Canada Reads Finale

What an amazing day at Canada Reads!  Congratulations to Mark Sakamoto whose compelling family story, Forgiveness has been deemed the one book that Canadians should read to open their eyes!  The winning book was defended by fashion icon Jeanne Becker … Continue reading

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Canada Reads Day 3

The third day of the “title fight” left American War and Forgiveness still standing as The Marrow Thieves by Cheri Dimaline, as debated by Jully Black, was a knockout.  The fighting and biting was diminished, compared to the previous debate, … Continue reading

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Canada Reads Day 2

Sadly, I was not in the studio audience for Day 2 and like many Canadians had to listen to the excitement following a busy day at the office.  During the day, it was very difficult to avoid the results of … Continue reading

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Canada Reads: Let the Debates Begin!

Canada Reads is an exciting time of year for CanLit lovers!  It combines the passion of literary contests with the excitement and strategy of a game show.  Does the best written book win?  The most popular book?  Perhaps not, books … Continue reading

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25. American War (Omar El Akkad)

American War is bleak.  It is depressing.  It shares a strong message that we need to change, that we need to avoid another American Civil War at all costs.  Although it is set in the United States, this country is … Continue reading

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22. The Boat People (Sharon Bala)

Whether or not The Boat People is crowned the 2018 Canada Reads winner, it is a book that opened my eyes and through fiction has informed me about the injustice, racism and experiences of refugees.  It is a story that … Continue reading

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Canada Reads Trailers

By this point, everyone knows that I am excited for the Canada Reads debates to start on Monday.  I am hoping to finish my reading over the weekend but in the meantime, am sharing the link to the trailers of … Continue reading

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22. Nostalgia (M.G. Vassanji)

“In our bid to outpace age and defy death, we leap from one life into another, be it imperfectly, and hope fervently – in the manner of acknowledged sinners – that the past does not catch up with us.  But … Continue reading

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Canada Reads 2017

What a great time of year for readers who have been waiting for the Canada Reads list to be announced!  This year’s theme is “What is the one book that Canadian’s need now”? Who is going to join me in … Continue reading

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23. Minister Without Portfolio (Michael Winter)

Minister Without Portfolio is book # 4 towards my goal of reading all 5 short-listed books in the #CanadaReads 2016 contest.  My earlier reads include:  The Illegal (Lawrence Hill), Birdie (Tracey Lindberg) and Bone and Bread (Saleema Nawaz).  The final novel … Continue reading

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