Jann Arden's choice for one novel that could change Canada


This year, Canada Reads is looking for the one novel that could change our nation. Throughout the public campaign, we've turned to prominent Canadians who make a difference to suggest novels that have the power to to do this. Today, we turn to iconic Canadian singer-songwriter and bestselling author Jann Arden.


Jann chose The Son of a Certain Woman by Wayne Johnston as the one novel that could change Canada. Here's what she had to say:

"If you've ever wanted to be a fly in the wall in Newfoundland, watching the woes of a teenage boy unfold, this is the book for you. No stone is unturned. Physical disfigurement ... a crush on his mother... all draped over the brooding East Coast skies in 1950s St. John's."

Do you agree with Jann's pick? Do you have novels of your own you'd like to recommend? You can submit your suggestions here!

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