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January 2014

6 Things you need to know about The Orenda

Haven't read The Orenda? We've got that covered. Here's your cheat sheet. ...

Why Annabel will win Canada Reads

Sarah Gadon believes in Kathleen Winter's novel. Here's why it could change Canada -- and come out on top in this year's battle of the books....

Joseph Boyden bares all...for the radio

Shelagh Rogers gets intimate (in an interview!) with The Orenda author Joseph Boyden....

Win a set of the 2014 Canada Reads contenders!

Can you come up with a better tagline than "battle of the books"? Share your suggestions and you could win!...

6 things you need to know about Cockroach

Here's your cheat sheet for everything you need to know about the book Cockroach by Rawi Hage....

Why The Orenda will win Canada Reads

Wab Kinew explains why this Joseph Boyden novel is a must-read for all Canadians -- and why it's the title that will win this year's battle of the books....

Trent McClellan dives into The Year of the Flood

Our Canada Reads correspondent tackles his first Canada Reads book: Margaret Atwood's story of environmental destruction....

Why Half-Blood Blues will win Canada Reads

Can Esi Edugyan's novel change Canada? Donovan Bailey says yes. Yes, it can....

Margaret Atwood on reading and writing an apocalypse

Margaret Atwood discusses The Year of the Flood on The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers....

#CanadaReads2014 chat replay: The Year of the Flood

On Thursday, January 23. @cbcbooks hosted a Twitter chat about Canada Reads contender The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood. Stephen Lewis will be defending The Year of the Flood during the Canada Reads debates March 3-6. If you......

Want to win the Canada Reads books? Here's your chance!

If you were a Canada Reads panelist, what book would you choose to defend? Let us know and you could win!...

6 things you need to know about Annabel

Don't have time to read Annabel -- or need a refresh? Here are six things you need to know about the book. ...

Kathleen Winter on hidden spaces and hidden selves

Shelagh Rogers talks to the Annabel author about Newfoundland, fiction and more....

Trent's back from Mexico and recaps his sort-of-relaxing reading experience

Reading on vacation is easy, right? Wrong. Our Canada Reads correspondent recaps his trip to Mexico in all its Speedo-filled glory....

#canadareads2014 chat replay: Cockroach

Check out the lively conversation about Cockroach by Rawi Hage @cbcbooks hosted on Twitter....

Win the Canada Reads books!

It's time for our Question of the Week number 2! Which prominent Canadian(s) would you like to see on a future Canada Reads panel? Answer the question, enter to win the contest. It's easy!...

6 things you need to know about Half-Blood Blues

Haven't read the book chosen by Donovan Bailey yet? Here is the Canada Reads primer!...

Can music change the world? Esi Edugyan thinks it might

All five of the Canada Reads authors will be on The Next Chapter during the next few weeks. First up, Half-Blood Blues scribe Esi Edugyan....

CBC Sudbury reviews the Canada Reads books

Haven't read the Canada Reads books yet? Check out these five quick reviews to help you decide which to read first....

Win the Canada Reads books!

Answer our weekly question for a chance to win a set of the 2014 contenders! This week: Which Canada Reads title is your all-time favourite?...

Joseph Boyden on The National

The author of The Orenda sits down with Peter Mansbridge to talk about his latest book and why it's the novel "he was meant to write." ...

Samantha Bee on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight

The Canada Reads panelist and Daily Show correspondent sat in the red chair to talk the battle of the books and more. ...

Annabel: an excerpt

Home from the trapline, recovered from all loneliness, Treadway loved his wife because he had promised he would. But the centre of the wilderness called him, and he loved that centre more than any promise. That wild centre was......

Cockroach: an excerpt

II am in love with Shohreh. But I don't trust my emotions anymore. I've neither lived with a woman nor properly courted one. And I've often wondered about my need to seduce and possess every female of the species that......

The Orenda: an excerpt

HUNTED I awake. A few minutes, maybe, of troubled sleep. My teeth chatter so violently I can taste I've bitten my swollen tongue. Spitting red into the snow, I try to rise but my body's seized. The oldest Huron, their......

The Year of the Flood: an excerpt

Year Twenty-Five, The Year of the Flood In the early morning Toby climbs up to the rooftop to watch the sunrise. She uses a mop handle for balance: the elevator stopped working some time ago and the back stairs are......

Half-Blood Blues: an excerpt

Chip told us not to go out. Said, don't you boys tempt the devil. But it been one brawl of a night, I tell you, all of us still reeling from the rot--rot was cheap, see, the drink of......

The Orenda: The soundtrack

Joseph Boyden shares the music that reminds him of his Canada Reads-contending novel. ...

The Year of the Flood: The soundtrack

From Metallica to the McGarrigles, Margaret Atwood's music taste is eclectic. Check out her soundtrack for The Year of the Flood to see for yourself. ...

Half-Blood Blues: The soundtrack

You read about the music, now listen to the real music that inspired it! Esi Edugyan shares the songs she listened to when writing Half-Blood Blues....

Annabel: The soundtrack

What songs did Kathleen Winter felt were evocative of her novel, Annabel? See for yourself right here. ...

Cockroach: The soundtrack

Rawi Hage shares the music he relates to his Canada Reads-contending novel. Have a listen!...

Canada Reads from coast to coast

CBC is putting together great events and programming about Canada Reads across the country! Check out what is happening in your locale right now!...

Why Cockroach will win Canada Reads

Samantha Bee believes Rawi Hage's novel will change Canada. Here's why. ...

Why The Year of the Flood will win Canada Reads

Stephen Lewis explains why this novel by Margaret Atwood is the one that has what it takes to change Canada. ...

Canada Reads Question of the Week contest

We're giving away a set of the Canada Reads 2014 contenders each week! ...

When is Canada Reads: One Novel to Change Our Nation?

Canada Reads 2014 will air on the radio, on television and online March 3-6, 2014. Here are all the ways you can tune in!...
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