Canada Reads

What is the one book to break barriers? That's the question host Wab Kinew will be asking for the 14th edition of CBC's battle of the books.

Canada Reads 2015 is all about books that can change perspectives, challenge stereotypes and illuminate issues. Explore the 15 longlisted books below.

The 2015 panelists and final books will be revealed on January 20.


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A Complicated Kindness

Miriam Toews

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2006
CRWinner
Fiction
GG2004
GGQuiz

A Fine Balance

Rohinton Mistry

Books100
Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2002
GillerQuiz
pastwinners

All My Puny Sorrows

Miriam Toews

BestBooks2014
Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2015longlist
Fiction
longlist
Novel
shortlist

And the Birds Rained Down

Jocelyne Saucier, translated by Rhonda Mullins

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2015longlist

Annabel

Kathleen Winter

Books100
Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2014

Arrival City

Doug Saunders

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2015longlist
nonfiction
Non-fiction

Away

Jane Urquhart

Books100
Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2013
Historical

Barney's Version

Mordecai Richler

Books100
Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2004
GillerQuiz
pastwinners

Beautiful Losers

Leonard Cohen

Books100
Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2005
Fiction

Bone and Bread

Saleema Nawaz

Books100
Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2015longlist

Brown Girl in the Ring

Nalo Hopkinson

Books100
Book summary
Canada Reads
Canada Reads 2008
CR2008
Fantasy - Science fiction & fantasy

Celia's Song

Lee Maracle

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2015longlist
fiction
IFOA35
IFOAAboriginal

Children of My Heart

Gabrielle Roy, translated by Alan Brown

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2007
Fiction

Cockroach

Rawi Hage

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2014
Fiction

Cocksure

Mordecai Richler

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2006
Fiction

Deafening

Frances Itani

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2006
Fiction

Essex County

Jeff Lemire

Books100
Book summary
Canada Reads
Comics - Comics & graphic novels
CR2011

Fall on Your Knees

Ann-Marie MacDonald

Books100
Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2010
Historical

February

Lisa Moore

Books100
Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2013
CRWinner

For Today I am a Boy

Kim Fu

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2015longlist
WTW2014

From the Fifteenth District

Mavis Gallant

Book summary
Canada Reads
Canada Reads 2008
CR2008
Fiction

Fruit

Brian Francis

Books100
Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2009
Humour

Generation X

Douglas Coupland

Books100
Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2010

Good to a Fault

Marina Endicott

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2010
Fiction

Green Grass, Running Water

Thomas King

Books100
Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2004

Half-Blood Blues

Esi Edugyan

Books100
Book summary
Canada Reads
Cdn Bestseller
CR2014
GillerQuiz
pastwinners

Icefields

Thomas Wharton

Book summary
Canada Reads
Canada Reads 2008
CR2008
Fiction

Indian Horse

Richard Wagamese

Books100
Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2013

In the Skin of a Lion

Michael Ondaatje

Books100
Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2002
CRWinner
Historical
LitPrizeBook

Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes

Kamal Al-Solaylee

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2015longlist
Nonfiction
Non-fiction

King Leary

Paul Quarrington

Book summary
Canada Reads
Canada Reads 2008
CR2008
CRWinner
Fiction

Life of Pi

Yann Martel

Books100
Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2003

Lullabies for Little Criminals

Heather O'Neill

Books100
Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2007
CRWinner

Mercy Among the Children

David Adams Richards

Books100
Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2009
GillerQuiz
pastwinners

Monkey Beach

Eden Robinson

Books100
Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2015longlist

Natasha and Other Stories

David Bezmozgis

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2007
Fiction

Next Episode

Hubert Aquin, translated by Sheila Fischman

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2003
CRWinner

Nikolski

Nicolas Dickner, translated by Lazer Lederhendler

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2010
CRWinner
GG2008
GGQuiz

No Crystal Stair

Mairuth Sarsfield

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2005
Fiction

Not Wanted on the Voyage

Timothy Findley

Book summary
Canada Reads
Canada Reads 2008
CR2008
Fiction

On a Cold Road: Tales of Adventure in Canadian Rock

Dave Bidini

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2012
Non-fiction

Oryx and Crake

Margaret Atwood

Atwood75
Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2005
EssentialAtwood
Fiction
Novel

Rockbound

Frank Parker Day

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2005
CRWinner
Fiction

Rooms for Rent in the Outer Planets

Al Purdy

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2006
Poetry

Ru

Kim Thuy, translated by Sheila Fischman

Books100
Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2015longlist

Sarah Binks

Paul Hiebert

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2003
Fiction

Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter

Carmen Aguirre

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2012
CRWinner

Stanley Park

Timothy Taylor

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2007
Fiction

The Age of Hope

David Bergen

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2013
Fiction

The Best Laid Plans

Terry Fallis

Books100
Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2011
CRWinner
Humour

The Birth House

Ami McKay

Books100
Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2011
Historical

The Bone Cage

Angie Abdou

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2011
Fiction

The Book of Negroes

Lawrence Hill

Books100
Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2009
CRWinner
Historical

The Colony of Unrequited Dreams

Wayne Johnston

Books100
Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2003
Historical

The Door is Open

Bart Campbell

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2015longlist

The Fat Woman Next Door Is Pregnant

Michel Tramblay, translated by Sheila Fischman

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2009
Fiction

The Game

Ken Dryden

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2012
Non-fiction

The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood

Atwood75
Books100
Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2002
EssentialAtwood
Fantasy - Science fiction & fantasy
Fiction
Novel

The Heart Is an Involuntary Muscle

Monique Proulx, translated by David Homel and Fred A. Reed

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2004
Fiction

The Inconvenient Indian

Thomas King

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2015longlist
IFOA35
IFOAAboriginal
Non-fiction

The Jade Peony

Wayson Choy

Books100
Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2010

The Last Crossing

Guy Vanderhaeghe

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2004
CRWinner

The Lost Garden

Helen Humphreys

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2003
Fiction

The Love of a Good Woman

Alice Munro

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2004
Fiction

The Orenda

Joseph Boyden

Books100
Book summary
Canada Reads
Cdn Bestseller
CR2014
CRWinner
Historical
IFOA35
IFOAPenguin

The Outlander

Gill Adamson

Books100
Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2009
Historical
Romance

The Prisoner of Tehran

Marina Nemat

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2012
Non-fiction

The Song of Kahunsha

Anosh Irani

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2007
Fiction

The Stone Angel

Margaret Laurence

Books100
Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2002

The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival

John Vaillant

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2012
Non-fiction

The Year of the Flood

Margaret Atwood

Atwood75
Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2014
Fiction
Novel

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

Naomi Klein

BestBooks2014
Book summary
CA2014
Canada Reads
CR2015longlist
GiftGuide2014
IFOA35
Nonfiction
Non-fiction
Weston2014

Three Day Road

Joseph Boyden

Books100
Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2006
Historical

Two Solitudes

Hugh MacLennan

Books100
Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2013
Historical

Unless

Carol Shields

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2011
Fiction

Volkswagen Blues

Jacques Poulin, translated by Sheila Fischman

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2005
Fiction

What We All Long For

Dionne Brand

Books100
Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2015longlist

When Everything Feels Like the Movies

Raziel Reid

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2015longlist
GG2014
GG2014winner
GGCT2014
GiftGuide2014
YA2014

Whylah Falls

George Elliott Clarke

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2002
Poetry

(You) Set Me on Fire

Mariko Tamaki

Book summary
Canada Reads
CR2015longlist
Fiction
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