The bestselling Canadian books for the week of June 13-19, 2021
Here are the bestselling Canadian books for June 13-19, 2021.
Bestseller lists are compiled by Bookmanager using weekly sales stats from over 260 Canadian independent stores.
Five Little Indians by Michelle Good is the #1 Canadian fiction book this week.
In Five Little Indians, Kenny, Lucy, Clara, Howie and Maisie were taken from their families and sent to a residential school when they were very small. Barely out of childhood, they are released and left to contend with the seedy world of eastside Vancouver. Fuelled by the trauma of their childhood, the five friends cross paths over the decades and struggle with the weight of their shared past.
- Michelle Good's Five Little Indians is a fictional look at the real Canadian legacy of residential schools
See the full Canadian fiction list below.
- Five Little Indians by Michelle Good
- Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead
- Sufferance by Thomas King
- Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson
- Not Dark Yet by Peter Robinson
- How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa
- Indians on Vacation by Thomas King
- Find You First by Linwood Barclay
- Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi
- Return of the Trickster by Eden Robinson
The Menopause Manifesto by Dr. Jen Gunter is the #1 Canadian nonfiction book this week.
Gunter, the ob-gyn who has gained a following thanks to her Twitter commentary on health issues, tackles menopause in her latest book. The Menopause Manifesto tackles menopause head on, explaining what happens to women's bodies, while debunking myths and misconceptions and offering women a frank and clear guide to this phase of their lives.
See the full Canadian nonfiction list below.
- The Menopause Manifesto by Dr. Jen Gunter
- 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph
- The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell
- The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King
- Care Of by Ivan Coyote
- Yearbook by Seth Rogen
- Call Me Indian by Fred Sasakamoose
- Finding the Mother Tree by Suzanne Simard
- From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle
- Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga
In When We Were Alone, a girl asks her grandmother about why she wears her hair in a long braid and why she speaks in another language. Her grandmother responds by describing her childhood, growing up in a residential school.
When We Were Alone won the 2017 Governor General's Literary Award for young people's literature — illustrated books.
David A. Robertson is an author and graphic novelist based in Winnipeg. He has written several books in many genres, including the graphic novels Will I See? and Sugar Falls, the YA series The Reckoner and the memoir Black Water.
See the full Canadian kids book list below.
- When We Were Alone by David A. Robertson, illustrated by Julie Flett
- The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
- On the Trapline by David A. Robertson, illustrated by Julie Flett
- The Barren Grounds by David A. Robertson
- Phyllis's Orange Shirt by Phyllis Webstad, illustrated by Brock Nicol
- Treaty Words by Aimée Craft, illustrated by Luke Swinson
- The Rock from the Sky by Jon Klassen
- Fatty Legs by Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, illustrated by Liz Amini-Holmes
- I Am Not a Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis & Kathy Kacer, illustrated by Gillian Newland
- The Orange Shirt Story by Phyllis Webstad, illustrated by Brock Nicol