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The bestselling Canadian books of the week

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

Here are the top fiction, nonfiction and kids books from Nov. 13-19, 2022

Here are the bestselling Canadian books for Nov. 13-19, 2022.

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

Canadian fiction | Canadian nonfiction | Canadian kids

Canadian fiction

(Coach House, Ryan Emberley)

The Sleeping Car Porter by Suzette Mayr is the #1 Canadian fiction book this week.

The Sleeping Car Porter tells the story of Baxter, a Black man in 1929 who works as a sleeping car porter on a train that travels across the country. He smiles and tries to be invisible to the passengers, but what he really wants is to save up and go to dentistry school. On one particular trip out west, the train is stalled and Baxter finds a naughty postcard of two gay men. The postcard reawakens his memories and longings and puts his job in jeopardy. 

See the full Canadian fiction list below.

  1. The Sleeping Car Porter by Suzette Mayr
  2. Fayne by Ann-Marie MacDonald
  3. The Last Chairlift by John Irving
  4. Five Little Indians by Michelle Good
  5. We Measure the Earth With Our Bodies by Tsering Yangzom Lama
  6. All the Quiet Places by Brian Thomas Isaac
  7. If an Egyptian Cannot Speak English by Noor Naga
  8. The Theory of Crows by David A. Robertson
  9. A Minor Chorus by Billy-Ray Belcourt
  10. A Ballet of Lepers by Leonard Cohen

Canadian nonfiction

The Myth of Normal is a book by Gabor Maté and Daniel Maté. (Knopf Canada, Ken Wilkinson)

The Myth of Normal by Dr. Gabor Maté with Daniel Maté is the #1 Canadian nonfiction book this week.

The Myth of Normal examines why chronic illness and general health problems are on the rise in Western countries with good healthcare systems. Maté explains how Western medicine, while technologically advanced, fails to treat the whole person and ignores cultural stressors. With his son Daniel, Maté untangles common myths about what makes us sick and offers a guide on health and healing.

 See the full Canadian nonfiction list below.

  1. The Myth of Normal by Dr. Gabor Maté with Daniel Maté
  2. True Reconciliation by Jody Wilson-Raybould
  3. Ducks by Kate Beaton 
  4. Battle of the Atlantic by Ted Barris
  5. Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew Perry
  6. Finding the Mother Tree by Suzanne Simard
  7. Healing Through Words by Rupi Kaur
  8. All Roads Home by Bryan Trottier, with Stephen Brunt
  9. Playing the Long Game by Christine Sinclair, with Stephen Brunt
  10. 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph

Canadian kids

Still This Love Goes On is a picture book by Buffy Sainte-Marie, left, illustrated by Julie Flett. (Matt Barnes, Greystone Books)

Still This Love Goes On by Buffy Sainte-Marie, illustrated by Julie Flett is the #1 Canadian kids book this week.

Still This Love Goes On is a picture book about the power of love and of Cree traditions. It is an artful look at how love will always live on, across time, geography and generations. 

See the full Canadian kids book list below.

  1. Still This Love Goes On by Buffy Sainte-Marie, illustrated by Julie Flett
  2. The Barren Grounds by David A. Robertson
  3. Enemies by Svetlana Chmakova
  4. Sharon, Lois and Bram's Skinnamarink by Sharon Hampson, Lois Lilienstein & Bram Morrison with Randi Hampson, illustrated by Qin Leng
  5. Leaves! by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
  6. The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
  7. The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
  8. The Stone Child by David A. Robertson
  9. Ride On by Faith Erin Hicks
  10. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Sheila McGraw

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