Canada Reads 2012 Nominees

Something Fierce

Something Fierce is playwright and actor Carmen Aguirre's memoir about coming of age in the Chilean resistance movement.

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The Author

Carmen Aguirre

The Panelist

Shad

Prisoner of Tehran

Prisoner of Tehran is Marina Nemat's harrowing account of the two years she spent as a teenager in a political prison in Iran after the Islamic Revolution.

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The Author

Marina Nemat

The Panelist

Arlene Dickinson

The Game

The Game is still widely regarded as the best book about hockey ever written, even almost 30 years after its original publication in 1983. In it, legendary goalie Ken Dryden chronicles his 1979 season with the Montreal Canadiens.

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The Author

Ken Dryden

The Panelist

Alan Thicke

On a Cold Road

On a Cold Road is the book that marked Rheostatics guitarist Dave Bidini's transition from rock star to writer, a chronicle of the band's 1996 cross-Canada tour with The Tragically Hip.

The Author

Dave Bidini

The Panelist

Stacey McKenzie

The Tiger

The Tiger is a shocking true story about the struggle between the citizens of a remote Russian village and the ferocious, endangered Siberian tiger who is out for revenge against the poachers who survive by destroying his kind.

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The Author

John Vaillant

The Panelist

Anne-France Goldwater

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