The Canada Reads 2016 longlist


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Canada Reads 2016 is all about "starting over." The show will feature books about transformation and second chances, stories of migrants, immigrants and others who are choosing - or forced - to make major changes in their lives. One thing we're not changing is our host: Wab Kinew is back!

Explore the 15 longlisted books below. The final five books and the panellists who are defending them will be revealed on January 20. Canada Reads 2016 debate week will take place from March 21 to 24.

Wab Kinew will not return as host of Canada Reads in 2016. We thank Wab Kinew for his contribution to Canada Reads. We wish him all the best, and we'll announce a new host for Canada Reads 2016 soon.

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All the Broken Things

by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer


by Tracey Lindberg

Bone and Bread

by Saleema Nawaz

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Buying on Time

by Antanas Sileika

Landing Gear

by Kate Pullinger

Minister Without Portfolio

by Michael Winter

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by Dimitri Nasrallah

Sitting Practice

by Caroline Adderson

Station Eleven

by Emily St. John Mandel

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Swamp Angel

by Ethel Wilson


by Michael Crummey

The Amazing Absorbing Boy

by Rabindranath Maharaj

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The Hero's Walk

by Anita Rau Badami

The Illegal

by Lawrence Hill

The Outside Circle

by Patti LaBoucane-Benson

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