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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Canada Reads. CBC tells us all about it.

The theme is Starting Over. A great theme. The books and defenders are listed below.I loved The Hero's Walk. I have always liked Michael Winter and Lawrence Hill. So  but now I have to read the others. Info below from CBC web site.
Okay, bibliophiles — put the kettle on and ready your reading nooks. It's time once again to launch Canada Reads, CBC's annual battle of the books. 


The 2016 contenders are:
    Bruce Poon Tip, defending Birdie by Tracey Lindberg: "For all of us that care about reconciliation … this book opens that path."
  
    Farah Mohamed, defending Bone and Bread by Saleema Nawaz:  "For a fiction book, this book is incredibly real. You go on a roller coaster ride and at the end you feel like you know the characters"

    Clara Hughes, defending The Illegal by Lawrence Hill: "It puts a face to the faceless and it brings a humanity to the struggle … it's a thriller that sweeps you along."
   
    Adam "Edge" Copeland, defending Minister Without Portfolio by Michael Winter: "It's about falling flat on your face, dusting yourself off and how do you walk on."
   
    Vinay Virmani, defending The Hero's Walk by Anita Rau Badami: "It shows us that each one of us can be a hero that can look change in the eye and walk a road that leads to transformation and betterment."

This year's host is author, broadcaster and previous Canada Reads winner Wab Kinew. 

Send comments on the list to joanbaril@gmail.com. I will publish then later. Tell which one you would pick.

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