We couldn’t be more thrilled with the Canada Reads big reveal!
“This is a funny book that could only have been written by someone with firsthand knowledge of politics in Canada, including its occasionally absurd side. This is a great read for anyone thinking of running for office, and especially reassuring for those who have decided not to” – The Hon. Allan Rock, former Justice Minister and Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations
“Unless” is a signal word, curious, a warning and a sign. As this is a signal novel, profound and resonant, written with the virtuosity and understated brilliance that is distinctive to Carol Shields. Quite simply, Unless is a masterpiece. Brava! Brava!” — The Ottawa Citizen
“From the beginning of Ami McKay’s debut novel, The Birth House, we know we’re in for a bit of magic…. The Birth House is compelling and lively, beautifully conjuring a close-knit community and reminding us, as Dora notes, that the miracle happens not in birth but in the love that follows.”
—The Globe and Mail
We were also pleased to hear that Essex County by Jeff Lemire will be championed by Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara. Athlete and activist Georges Laroque chose The Bone Cage to round out the top 5. You can follow all the Canada Reads action on CBC.ca
We can’t wait for the debates to air in March. Happy reading, Canada!