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Canada Reads 2013 Announces Top 10s

Canada Reads asked and book lovers responded. The Top 10 best novels from each region across the country - British Columbia and Yukon, Prairies and North, Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic - have been announced and move onto the next round in this year's battle of the books; Canada Reads 2013. Take a look at the finalists below:


British Columbia and Yukon:
The Canterbury Trail by Angie Abdou
The Cure for Death by Lightning by Gail Anderson-Dargatz
Bow Grip by Ivan E. Coyote
Everything Was Good-Bye by Gurjinder Basran
The Golden Mean by Annabel Lyon
Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese
Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson
Obasan by Joy Kogawa
One Good Hustle by Billie Livingston
Swamp Angel by Ethel Wilson

Prairies and North:
The Age of Hope by David Bergen
Cool Water by Dianne Warren
The Diviners by Margaret Laurence
The Englishman's Boy by Guy Vanderhaeghe
Fall from Grace by Wayne Arthurson
The Garneau Block by Todd Babiak
Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay
Stolen by Annette Lapointe
The Trade by Fred Stenson
Who Has Seen the Wind by W.O. Mitchell

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
Away by Jane Urquhart
Clara Callan by Richard B. Wright
The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
Far to Go by Alison Pick
Fifth Business by Robertson Davies
Helpless by Barbara Gowdy
Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb
The Amazing Absorbing Boy by Rabindranath Maharaj

The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
The Darling of Kandahar by Felicia Mihali
De Niro's Game by Rawi Hage
How to Make Love to a Negro Without Getting Tired by Dany Laferrière
Illustrado by Miguel Syjuco
Inside by Alix Ohlin
Ru by Kim Thuy
Solomon Gursky Was Here by Mordecai Richler
The Tin Flute by Gabrielle Roy
Two Solitudes by Hugh MacLennan

Annabel by Kathleen Winter
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
The Bay of Love and Sorrows by David Adams Richards
Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant
February by Lisa Moore
Galore by Michael Crummey
Glass Boys by Nicole Lundrigan
No Great Mischief by Alistair McLeod
Ragged Islands by Don Hannah
The Town That Drowned by Riel Nason

Next up - the Top 5. You can vote for your favourite book in each region to help it move onto the next round. You can only select one novel in each poll, so choose wisely and cast your vote by Monday November 12 at 11:59 pm ET.

Having trouble deciding which book to vote for? Join in on the Twitter discussion with fellow voters by using these hashtags:

British Columbia and Yukon: #canadareadsBCY
Prairies and North: #canadareadsPraN
Ontario: #canadareadsON
Quebec: #canadareadsQC
Atlantic Provinces: #canadareadsATL

Find out which novels made the Top 5 on November 14 when they are announced by Jian Ghomeshi (who doubles as host of Canada Reads 2013) on Q as well as on the Canada Reads website.


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