The bestselling Canadian books for the week of Sept. 20-26, 2020

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

Here are the bestselling Canadian books for Sept. 20-26, 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. Greenwood by Michael Christie
  5. Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson
  6. Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
  7. The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
  8. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
  9. The Company We Keep by Frances Itani
  10. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Canadian nonfiction

A History of My Brief Body is a book by Billy-Ray Belcourt. (Tenille Campbell, Hamish Hamilton)

A History of My Brief Body by Billy-Ray Belcourt is the #1 Canadian nonfiction book this week.

Belcourt was the youngest-ever winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize. He was also the first First Nations Rhodes scholar from Canada. But he was once a young boy, growing up in Driftpile Cree Nation in Alberta. A History of My Brief Body tells his story: how his family was impacted by colonialism and intergenerational trauma and yet still hold joy and love in their hearts and lives, how he came into his queer identity and how writing became both a place of comfort and solace and a weapon for a young man trying to figure out his place in the world.

See the full Canadian nonfiction list below.

  1. A History of My Brief Body by Billy-Ray Belcourt
  2. From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle
  3. The Skin We're In by Desmond Cole
  4. 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph
  5. The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King
  6. Magdalena by Wade Davis
  7. We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib
  8. Forever Terry edited by Darrell Fox
  9. A Good War by Seth Klein
  10. Policing Black Lives by Robyn Maynard

Canadian kids

Terry Fox and Me is a picture book written by Mary Beth Leatherdale and illustrated by Milan Pavlović. (Tundra Books, The Canadian Press)

Terry Fox and Me, written by Mary Beth Leatherdale and illustrated by Milan Pavlović, is the #1 Canadian kids book this week.

Terry Fox and Me is a picture book that depicts Terry Fox's lifelong friendship with his best friend, Doug Alward. The two met as kids when thy were trying out for the same basketball team. They remained close, even as Terry was diagnosed with cancer, had his leg amputated and decided to run across Canada to raise money and awareness for cancer research.

See the full Canadian kids book list below.

  1. Terry Fox and Me, written by Mary Beth Leatherdale and illustrated by Milan Pavlović
  2. The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
  3. The Barnabus Project by the Fan Brothers
  4. Meet Terry Fox by Elizabeth MacLeod, illustrated by Mike Deas
  5. Phyllis's Orange Shirt by Phyllis Webstad, illustrated by Brock Nicol
  6. Hatch by Kenneth Oppel   
  7. The Orange Shirt Story by Phyllis Webstad, illustrated by Brock Nicol
  8. The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
  9. Barren Grounds by David A. Robertson
  10. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Sheila McGraw

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