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The bestselling Canadian books for the week of Oct. 18-24, 2020

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

Here are the bestselling Canadian books for Oct. 18-24, 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

All the Devils Are Here is a novel by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books, Jean-Francois Berube)

All the Devils are Here by Louise Penny is the #1 Canadian fiction book this week.

All the Devils Are Here is the latest Inspector Armand Gamache novel. Gamache is in Paris, enjoying a family trip, when his elderly godfather is attacked on the street — and Gamache is convinced it's not a random attack. It turns out that his godfather knows many secrets and Gamache must figure out the web of deceit and lies before it's too late.

See the full Canadian fiction list below.

  1. All the Devils are Here by Louise Penny
  2. Indians on Vacation by Thomas King
  3. The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue
  4. The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
  5. Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson
  6. Greenwood by Michael Christie
  7. How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa
  8. The Innocents by Michael Crummey
  9. Ridgerunner by Gil Adamson
  10. Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson 

Canadian nonfiction

War: How Conflict Shaped Us is a book by Margaret MacMillan. (Viking, Allen Lane)

War: How Conflict Shaped Us by historian Margaret MacMillan is the #1 Canadian nonfiction book this week.

MacMillan looks at how conflict has shaped human society and culture over the centuries in War: How Conflict Shaped UsTracing conflict from ancient Greece to modern times, MacMillan looks at how war was often a catalyst for political upheaval, scientific developments and more — showing readers that war's long shadow over history is darker, bigger and murkier than we can even imagine.

See the full Canadian nonfiction list below.

  1. War: How Conflict Shaped Us by Margaret MacMillan
  2. Oh She Glows for Dinner by Angela Liddon
  3. From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle
  4. 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph
  5. The Skin We're In by Desmond Cole
  6. A History of My Brief Body by Billy-Ray Belcourt
  7. A Good War by Seth Klein
  8. The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King
  9. Magdalena by Wade Davis
  10. Friends and Enemies by Barbara Amiel

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 Barren Grounds by David A. Robertson
  3. The Barnabus Project by the Fan Brothers
  4. The Little Ghost Who Was a Quilt by Riel Nason, illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler  
  5. Sparks! Double Dog Dare by Ian Boothby, illustrated by Nina Matsumoto
  6. Hatch by Kenneth Oppel 
  7. The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
  8. One Eagle Soaring by Roy Henry Vickers, illustrated by Robert Budd
  9. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Sheila McGraw
  10. Arlo & Pips: King of the Birds by Elisa Gravel

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