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


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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. You voted in the head-to-head match-ups, reducing the pool of 32 to 16 covers, which moved on to the second round. You can see the results of round one here.

UPDATE: Round two is now closed! Thanks to everyone who voted. The bracket will be updated and voting for round three will open on Tuesday, July 30.

(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.)


Title: Anne of Green Gables

Author: L.M. Montgomery

Originally published: 1908

Cover designer: Ben Stahl

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Title: The Handmaid's Tale

Author: Margaret Atwood

Originally published: 1985


Title: I Have to Go!

Author: Robert Munsch

Illustrator: Michael Martchenko

Originally published: 1987


Title: Life of Pi

Author: Yann Martel

Originally published: 2001

Cover designer: Paul Hodgson

Illustrator: Jamie Bennett

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Title: The Book of Negroes

Author: Lawrence Hill

Originally published: 2007

Cover designer: Alan Jones


Title: The Sisters Brothers

Author: Patrick deWitt

Originally published: 2011

Cover designer: Dan Stiles


Title: The Hockey Sweater

Author: Roch Carrier

Translator: Sheila Fischman

Illustrator: Sheldon Cohen

Originally published: 1984 (English edition)


Title: Who Has Seen the Wind

Author: W.O. Mitchell

Originally published: 1947


Title: The Wars

Author: Timothy Findley

Originally published: 1977

Cover designer: Paul Hodgson

Illustrator: Jamie Bennett


Title: Barney's Version

Author: Mordecai Richler

Originally published: 1997

Cover designer: Paul Hodgson

Photographer: John Scully

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Title: Alligator Pie

Author: Dennis Lee

Illustrator: Frank Newfeld

Originally published: 1974


Title: The Cremation of Sam McGee

Author: Robert W. Service

Originally published: 1907

Cover illustration: Ted Harrison

Cover designer: Paul Durham Dodd


Title: Love You Forever

Author: Robert Munsch

Illustrator: Sheila McGraw

Originally published: 1986


Title: Not Wanted on the Voyage

Author: Timothy Findley

Originally published: 1984

Cover designer: Paul Hodgson

Illustrator: Jamie Bennett


Title: Generation X

Author: Douglas Coupland

Originally published: 1991

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


Title: A Complicated Kindness

Author: Miriam Toews

Originally published: 2004

Cover designer: Kelly Hill