The search for Canada's Most Iconic Book Cover: Round one

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Which book cover deserves the title Most Iconic Canadian Book Cover? Earlier this month, we asked you to submit your recommendations. Then the CBC Books team determined the 32 finalists. Now, it's time to vote. 

The 32 finalists have been randomly matched up and will go head to head in a public vote. Vote for your favourite in each pairing by Sunday, July 21, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

The winning cover in each match-up will move on to the next round until only one cover remains! Voting for the second round will open on Tuesday, July 16.


UPDATE: Round One is now closed. Round Two will begin on Tuesday, July 23.


(P.S. We tried our best to identify the designer for each cover, but as you can see, we didn't find them all! If you know who designed one of the uncredited covers, email us at cbcbooks[at]cbc[dot]ca.)



anneofgreengables.jpg

Title: Anne of Green Gables

Author: L.M. Montgomery

Originally published: 1908

Cover designer: Ben Stahl





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Title: The Birth House

Author: Ami McKay

Originally published: 2006

Cover designer: Kelly Hill







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Title: The Handmaid's Tale

Author: Margaret Atwood

Originally published: 1985




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Title: The Englishman's Boy

Author: Guy Vanderhaeghe

Originally published: 1996

Cover designer: Kong Njo







theenglishpatient-125.jpg

Title: The English Patient

Author: Michael Ondaatje

Originally published: 1992




ihavetogo-125.jpg

Title: I Have to Go!

Author: Robert Munsch

Illustrator: Michael Martchenko

Originally published: 1987








lifeofpi-125.jpg

Title: Life of Pi

Author: Yann Martel

Originally published: 2001

Cover designer: Paul Hodgson

Illustrator: Jamie Bennett


heynostradamus-125.jpg

Title: Hey Nostradamus!

Author: Douglas Coupland

Originally published: 2003

Cover designer: Douglas Coupland







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Title: The Book of Negroes

Author: Lawrence Hill

Originally published: 2007

Cover designer: Alan Jones



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Title: The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

Author: Mordecai Richler

Originally published: 1959







fifthbusiness.jpg

Title: Fifth Business

Author: Robertson Davies

Originally published: 1970

Cover design and illustration: Bascove





thesistersbrothers-125.jpg

Title: The Sisters Brothers

Author: Patrick deWitt

Originally published: 2011

Cover designer: Dan Stiles







thehockeysweater-125.jpg

Title: The Hockey Sweater

Author: Roch Carrier

Translator: Sheila Fischman

Illustrator: Sheldon Cohen

Originally published: 1984 (English edition)




ediblewoman-125.jpg

Title: The Edible Woman

Author: Margaret Atwood

Originally published: 1969








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Title: Late Nights on Air

Author: Elizabeth Hay

Originally published: 2007

Cover designer: Kelly Hill



who-has-seen-the-wind.jpg

Title: Who Has Seen the Wind

Author: W.O. Mitchell

Originally published: 1947








intheskinofalion.jpg

Title: In the Skin of a Lion

Author: Michael Ondaatje

Originally published: 1987




thewars.jpg

Title: The Wars

Author: Timothy Findley

Originally published: 1977

Cover designer: Paul Hodgson

Illustrator: Jamie Bennett




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Title: Barney's Version

Author: Mordecai Richler

Originally published: 1997

Cover designer: Paul Hodgson

Photographer: John Scully



away-125.jpg

Title: Away

Author: Jane Urquhart

Originally published: 1993













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Title: Alias Grace

Author: Margaret Atwood

Originally published: 1996

Cover designer: Brian Bean



Alligator Pie[2]-125.jpg

Title: Alligator Pie

Author: Dennis Lee

Illutrator: Frank Newfield

Originally published: 1974








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Title: A Fine Balance

Author: Rohinton Mistry

Originally published: 1995

Cover designer: Sari Ginsberg



cremationofsammcgee.jpg

Title: The Cremation of Sam McGee

Author: Robert W. Service

Originally published: 1907

Cover illustration: Ted Harrison

Cover designer: Paul Durham Dodd





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Title: Love You Forever

Author: Robert Munsch

Illustrator: Sheila McGraw

Originally published: 1986



theastoneangel.jpeg

Title: The Stone Angel

Author: Margaret Laurence

Originally published: 1964








notwantedonthevoyage.jpg

Title: Not Wanted on the Voyage

Author: Timothy Findley

Originally published: 1984

Cover designer: Paul Hodgson

Illustrator: Jamie Bennett




pictureatree-125.jpg

Title: Picture a Tree

Author & Illustrator: Barbara Reid

Originally published: 2011







GenerationX.jpg

Title: Generation X

Author: Douglas Coupland

Originally published: 1991

Cover designer: Andy Carpenter/ St. Martin's Press




twosolitudes-125.jpg

Title: Two Solitudes

Author: Hugh MacLennan

Originally published: 1945








mercyamongthechildren-125.jpg

Title: Mercy Among the Children

Author: David Adams Richards

Originally published: 2000

Cover designer: Linda Gustafson



complicatedkindness-125.jpg

Title: A Complicated Kindness

Author: Miriam Toews

Originally published: 2004

Cover designer: Kelly Hill