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Canada Reads 2020: Why George Canyon is championing Jesse Thistle's memoir From the Ashes

Country singer George Canyon explains why he's defending From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle in this year's battle of the books.
George Canyon is defending From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle on Canada Reads 2020. (CBC)
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Canada Reads, CBC's annual battle of the books, is back next month for another round of high-stakes debate. This year's theme is "one book to bring Canada into focus."

Over the next couple of weeks on q, each of the five panellists will defend their book choices. Today, we hear from country music singer George Canyon, who is championing Jesse Thistle's memoir From the Ashes.

You can catch the Canada Reads debates starting on March 16 on CBC Radio One and at cbc.ca/books. You'll hear a lot more from the 2020 panellists in the coming weeks on q.

Click the 'Listen' link above to hear the full conversation with George Canyon.

— Produced by ​Chris Trowbridge

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