Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Canada Reads 2013 The Turf Wars

We're almost getting there.  The top five books of each region has just been released.  Now each of the panelists will represent a region and pick one of those five books to defend. 

The Atlantic Top 5:
Annabel by Kathleen Winter
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
February by Lucy Moore
No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod
The Town That Drowned by Riel Nason

The Quebec Top 5:
The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
Ru by Kim Thuy
Solomon Gursky Was Here by Mordecai Richler
The Tin Flute by Gabrielle Roi 
Two Solitudes by Hugh MacLennan

The Ontario Top 5:
Away by Jane Urquhart
The Day The Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
Far To Go by Alison Pick
Fifth Business by Robertson Davies

The Prairies and North Top 5:
The Age of Hope by David Bergen
The Diviners by Margaret Laurence
The Garneau Block by Todd Babiak
Late Nights of Air by Elizabeth Hay
The Trade by Fred Stenson

The British Columbia and Yukon Top 5:
Bow Grip by Ivan E. Coyote
Everything was Good-bye by Gurjinder Basran
Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese
Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson
Obasan by Joy Kowaga

The panelists and their chosen titles will be announced on November 29. It's getting exciting!


John Mutford said...

I've read one or two in each group so it's possible (but not likely) I might already have read all the finalists. Which would be nice, as I like to follow along and make my own informed choice. I was happy to see so many classics make it so far. Every year that such books are in the finals, someone will ask "what's the point when everyone's already read it?" but this proves that the general public still supports their presence on the show. My only disappointment in the top 5s was the absence of Michael Crummey's Galore.

Kailana said...

It should be loads of fun!!