Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Canada Reads 2014

The CBC has announced the panelists and titles for the next Canada Reads, which runs March 3–6, 2014.

This year’s panelists are:

Philanthropist and activist Stephen Lewis defending The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

Journalist and activist Wab Kinew defending The Orenda by Joseph Boyden

Olympic medalist Donovan Bailey defending Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

Comedian Samantha Bee defending Cockroach by Rawi Hage

Actress Sarah Gadon defending Annabel by Kathleen Winter

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Winners of Governor-General’s Literary Awards (English, French)

Eleanor Catton, The Luminaries (McClelland & Stewart)
Stéphanie Pelletier, Quand les guêpes se taisent (Leméac Éditeur)
Katherena Vermette, North End Love Songs (The Muses’ Company)
René Lapierre, Pour les désespérés seulement (Éditions Les Herbes rouges)
Nicolas Billon, Fault Lines: Greenland – Iceland – Faroe Islands (Coach House Books)
Fanny Britt, Bienveillance (Leméac Éditeur)
Sandra Djwa, Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page (McGill-Queen’s University Press)
Yvon Rivard, Aimer, enseigner (Les Éditions du Boréal)
Children’s Literature – Text
Teresa Toten, The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B (Doubleday Canada)
Geneviève Mativat, À l’ombre de la grande maison (Éditions Pierre Tisseyre)
Children’s Literature – Illustration
Matt James, Northwest Passage, text by Stan Rogers (Groundwood Books)
Isabelle Arsenault, Jane, le renard & moi, text by Fanny Britt (Les Éditions de la Pastèque)
Donald Winkler, The Major Verbs (Signal Editions); English translation of Les verbes majeurs by Pierre Nepveu
Sophie Voillot, L’enfant du jeudi (Les Éditions du Boréal); French translation of Far to Go by Alison Pick

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Canada Reads Top Ten

Check out these great Canadian titles which are available at your library!

  • Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje
  • Annabel by Kathleen Winter
  • Cockroach by Rawi Hage
  • Half Blood Blues by Esi Eduygan
  • Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
  • October 1970 by Louis Hamelin
  • Orenda, The by Joseph Boyden
  • Sunday at the Pool in Kigali by Gil Courtemanche
  • What the Body Remembers by Shauna Singh Baldwin
  • Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

November Top Ten

Adult Fiction

Never Go Back by Lee Child
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
Sycamore Row by John Grisham
Gone by James Patterson
The 100 Year Old Man who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
Mistress by James Patterson
How the Light gets In by Louise Penny
Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich
The Cuckoos Calling by Robert Galbraith

Adult Movies

Cloud Atlas
Dead Man Down
Gangster Squad
George Gently
Inherit the Dead
Iron Man 3
Les Miserables