Remember, CanLit fans, Monday is the last day to nominate a book for this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize. On Tuesday, we'll reveal the 10 books with the most nominations and open it up to a public vote. If your chosen book didn't make the Top 10, you can lend your support to another title on the list that you feel deserves to be recognized.
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Congratulations to Mary Lynne Rimer! She receives these great prizes courtesy of Scotiabank. Mary Lynne nominated the novel Ru by Kim Thuy. She was especially touched by this story and explained why in her entry below:
"Ru is an amazing documentation of a Vietnamese woman's experience of escaping her home country during the Communist rule in Vietnam. Many Canadians remember these families arriving in our communities in Canada and Thuy helps us to understand their experiences as refugees, their culture and the struggles of becoming Canadian. Thuy's poetic style moved me. I laughed and cried through her stories of family and their relationships with friends, supporters and the not so supportive in Canada. We are linked to one of these families through our daughter's marriage and my heart was especially softened and warmed by Thuy's portrayal of her relationship with her mother."
You still have a chance to win! We'll continue to hold weekly draws until the public vote ends and this year's Readers' Choice 2012 winner is revealed.