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The Great Northwest explores the Canada Reads books

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CBC's morning show in Thunder Bay, Ontario, The Great Northwest, decided to take the celebrity out of Canada Reads. They asked five ordinary people in the community to read this year's Canada Reads contenders. But there was a catch: each book was matched to a reader with a personal connection of some sort to the story.

The manager of a comic-book store read Essex County, a mother read Unless, an aspiring politico read The Best Laid Plans, a midwife read The Birth House and an athlete read The Bone Cage.

Listen to these readers' reflections on their chosen book below.

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