The five Canada Reads finalists have been revealed along with the celebrity defenders.
1. Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis - defended by Ali Velshi
2. The Birth House by Ami McKay - defended by Debbie Travis
3. The Bone Cage by Angie Abdou - defended by Georges Laraque
4. Essex County by Jeff Lemire - defended by Sara Quin
5. Unless by Carol Shields - defended by Lorne Cardinal
The hour-long debates will air on CBC Radio One on February 7, 8 and 9 2011 at 11 a.m. and again at 8 p.m.