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Canada Reads True Stories: Top 40

abstract:For the past three weeks, Canadians from coast to coast to coast have been nominating their favourite memoirs, biographies and literary non-fiction reads for Canada Reads: True Stories. The response has been overwhelming! Thousands of entries poured in from nook and cranny, with readers nominating everything from CanLit classics like The Last Spike by Pierre Berton to new names in non-fiction like One Bird's Choice by Iain Reid. Browse the list and cast your vote.

In Alphabetic Order

    Adventures in Solitude by Grant Lawrence
    And No Birds Sang by Farley Mowat
    Baltimore's Mansion by Wayne Johnston
    The Boy in the Moon by Ian Brown
    Burmese Lessons by Karen Connelly
    Burning Down the House by Russell Wangersky
    The Cello Suites by Eric Siblin
    Down to This by Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall
    The Film Club by David Gilmour
    Gabrielle Roy written by Francois Ricard, translated by Patricia Claxton
    The Game by Ken Dryden
    The Golden Spruce by John Vaillant
    Jane Austen by Carol Shields
    The Last Spike by Pierre Berton
    Louis Riel by Chester Brown
    The Love Queen of Malabar by Merrily Weisbord
    Mordecai by Charles Foran
    The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary by Andrew Westoll
    Cockeyed by Ryan Knighton
    The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs

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    October 23, 2011
    Most of Me by Robyn Michele Levy
    Mrs. King by Charlotte Gray
    On a Cold Road by Dave Bidini
    One Bird's Choice by Iain Reid
    Paper Shadows by Wayson Choy
    Paris 1919 by Margaret MacMillan
    A Place Within by M.G. Vassanji
    Prisoner of Tehran by Marina Nemat
    Shake Hands with the Devil by Roméo Dallaire
    Sixtyfive Roses by Heather Summerhayes Cariou
    Something Fierce by Carmen Aguirre
    Tangles by Sarah Leavitt
    Through the Glass by Shannon Moroney
    The Tiger by John Vaillant
    Too Close to the Falls by Catherine Gildiner
    Trauma Farm by Brian Brett
    Two Generals by Scott Chantler
    What Disturbs Our Blood by James FitzGerald
    Who Killed Mom? by Steve Burgess
    The Year of Finding Memory by Judy Fong Bates

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