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The bestselling Canadian books for the week of March 15-21, 2020

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

Here are the bestselling Canadian books for March 15-21, 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 follows a cast of characters tied to a trendy St. John's restaurant, who are implicated in each other's hopes, dreams and pains. It will be defended by YouTube 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. Radicalized by Cory Doctorow
  4. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
  5. Recipe for a Perfect Wife by Karma Brown
  6. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  7. Reproduction by Ian Williams
  8. Obsidian by Thomas King
  9. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  10. The Innocents by Michael Crummey

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 will be 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. We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib
  3. 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph
  4. Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
  5. Bush Runner by Mark Bourrie
  6. The Skin We're In by Desmond Cole
  7. One Drum by Richard Wagamese
  8. Embers by Richard Wagamese
  9. A Mind Spread Out on the Ground by Alicia Elliott
  10. In My Own Moccasins by Helen Knott

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. The Bug Girl by Sophia Spencer and Margaret McNamara, illustrated by Kerascoët
  4. Bloom by Kenneth Oppel
  5. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Sheila McGraw
  6. The Unteachables by Gordon Korman
  7. The Girl and the Wolf by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Julie Flett
  8. Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen by Marthe Jocelyn, illustrated by Isabelle Follath
  9. School Rules! by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Dave Whamond
  10. The Bat by Elise Gravel

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