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The CBC Cross-Country Bookshelf Contest

Thumbnail image for header_crosscountrybookshelf.jpgThe Cross-Country Bookshelf is a collection of great reads about various regions across the country - something to pack in your bag when you travel to other provinces or inside Quebec.  Here's how it works:

There are 10 books nominated per region. Here in Quebec, we brought in three Quebec authors to nominate three books each. Then we asked you for suggestions for the 10th. Dave Bronstetter selected one of your titles and sent it off to, the home of the national lists and contest.

 Your job now - should you choose to accept it - is to vote for your favourites on the list, so that we end up with a Top 5 in each province. You could win a Kobo e-reader!

  Listen here to our two-part conversation with Quebec authors Monique Polak, Joel Yanofsky and Dominique Fortier. Each writer recommends 3 books they think other Canadians should read before visiting the province this summer.  When you've heard their arguments, head to to vote (and maybe win that Kobo e-reader).

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Joel Yanofksy's picks

1) Shoshanna's Story: A Mother, A Daughter and the Shadows of History by Elaine Kalman Naves

2) Midway by David Homel

3) City Unique by William Weintraub

Dominique Fortier's picks

1) Tales from the Uncertain Country and Other Stories by Jacques Ferron

2) Barney's Version by Mordecai Richler

3) The Lyric Generation by Fran├žois Ricard

Monique Polak's picks

1) The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler

2) The Tin Flute by Gabrielle Roy

3) The Fat Woman Next Door by Michel Tremblay