From the outset, The Orenda
by Joseph Boyden was considered among the favourites to win Canada Reads 2014. It was critically acclaimed (although not without criticism), but many Canada Reads fans felt Wab Kinew did a masterful job of highlighting the book's strengths and addressing it's perceived weaknesses. In the clip above, the panelists weigh in on the question: How could The Orenda
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This year's Canada Reads experience may be winding down, but, if you're anything like us, you have CanLit on the brain all year 'round. Let's keep the fun and the discussion going. CBC Books is launching a new campaign to identify the most iconic literary Canadian character ever. Send us your picks and your reasons why you think they qualify!