The bestselling Canadian books for the week of Feb. 23-29, 2020

Bestseller lists are compiled by Bookmanager using weekly sales stats from over 260 Canadian independent stores.

Here are the bestselling Canadian books for Feb. 23-29, 2020.

Bestseller lists are compiled by Bookmanager using weekly sales stats from over 260 Canadian independent stores.

Canadian fiction | Canadian nonfiction | Canadian kids

Canadian fiction

Megan Gail Coles is the author of Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club. (CBC)

Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club by Megan Gail Coles is the #1 Canadian fiction book this week.

Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club is a novel that revolves around a cast of flawed characters who are implicated in each other's hopes, dreams and pains as they try to survive harsh economic times in the province. It is being defended by YouTube content creator Alayna Fender on Canada Reads 2020.

See the full Canadian fiction list below.

  1. Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club by Megan Gail Coles
  2. Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson
  3. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  4. Radicalized by Cory Doctorow
  5. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
  6. Recipe for a Perfect Wife by Karma Brown
  7. Reproduction by Ian Williams
  8. Five Wives by Joan Thomas
  9. Obsidian by Thomas King
  10. Agency by William Gibson

Canadian nonfiction

Jesse Thistle is the author of From the Ashes. (CBC)

From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle is the #1 Canadian nonfiction book this week.

From the Ashes is a memoir about hope and resilience, and a revelatory look into the life of a Métis-Cree man who refused to give up. Thistle chronicles how he transformed his life after dropping out of high school, navigating life on the streets and struggling with addiction to become an award-winning scholar. It is being defended by country singer George Canyon on Canada Reads 2020.

See the full Canadian nonfiction list below.

  1. From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle
  2. The Skin We're In by Desmond Cole
  3. 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph
  4. We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib
  5. Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
  6. One Drum by Richard Wagamese
  7. Embers by Richard Wagamese
  8. All Things Being Equal by John Mighton
  9. Disfigured by Amanda Leduc
  10. To Speak for the Trees by Diana Beresford-Kroeger

Canadian kids

Cherie Dimaline is the author of the YA novel The Marrow Thieves. (CBC)

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline is the #1 Canadian kids book this week.

In the dystopian world of The Marrow Thieves, climate change has ravaged the Earth and a continent-wide hunt and slaughter of Indigenous people is underway. Wanted for their bone marrow, which contains the lost ability to dream, a group of Indigenous people seek refuge in the old lands. 

See the full Canadian kids book list below.

  1. The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
  2. The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
  3. Bloom by Kenneth Oppel
  4. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Sheila McGraw
  5. The Bug Girl by Sophia Spencer and Margaret McNamara, illustrated by Kerascoët
  6. The Girl and the Wolf by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Julie Flett
  7. Sharon, Lois and Bram's Skinnamarink by Sharon Hampson, Lois Lilienstein and Bram Morrison, with Randi Hampson, illustrated by Qin Leng
  8. The Bat by Elise Gravel
  9. Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen by Marthe Jocelyn, with illustrations by Isabelle Follath
  10. School Rules! by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Dave Whamond


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