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The bestselling Canadian books for the week of Feb. 9-15, 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. 9-15, 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 Testaments by Margaret Atwood
  4. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  5. Recipe for a Perfect Wife by Karma Brown
  6. Reproduction by Ian Williams
  7. Five Wives by Joan Thomas
  8. Obsidian by Thomas King
  9. Agency by William Gibson
  10. Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq

Canadian nonfiction

The Skin We're In is a nonfiction book by Desmond Cole. (Doubleday Canada, Martin Trainor/CBC)

The Skin We're In by Desmond Cole is the #1 Canadian nonfiction book this week.

In The Skin We're In, Cole chronicles a year of being black in Canada. The journalist and activist looks at the practice of carding, the treatment of black refugees and his own activism in regards to the Toronto police and their treatment of black citizens.

See the full Canadian nonfiction list below.

  1. The Skin We're In by Desmond Cole
  2. From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle
  3. Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
  4. We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib
  5. One Drum by Richard Wagamese
  6. 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph
  7. Embers by Richard Wagamese
  8. All Things Being Equal by John Mighton
  9. An Earthling's Guide to Outer Space by Bob MacDonald
  10. Beyond the Trees by Adam Shoalts

Canadian kids

The Paper Bag Princess is a children's book by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Michael Martchenko. (Scholastic Canada)

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko is the #1 Canadian kids book this week.

When a dragon attacks the castle and kidnaps her fiance Prince Ronald, burning all her clothes in the process, it's up to Princess Elizabeth to be the hero and rescue him from the dragon — all while wearing the only piece of clothing she has left — a brown paper bag.  

See the full Canadian kids book list below.

  1. The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
  2. The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
  3. Bloom by Kenneth Oppel
  4. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Sheila McGraw
  5. Sharon, Lois and Bram's Skinnamarink by Sharon Hampson, Lois Lilienstein and Bram Morrison, with Randi Hampson, illustrated by Qin Leng
  6. The Girl and the Wolf by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Julie Flett
  7. Sweep by Jonathan Auxier
  8. The Bat by Elise Gravel
  9. School Rules! by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Dave Whamond 
  10. No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen

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