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If we had to choose just one Canadian book…

If you had to choose just one Canadian book, what would it be?

This was the question Barbara Howson, our VP Sales, put to the Anansi and Groundwood staff last week. She was compiling a list for a newcomer to Canada who wanted to get acquainted with the literature in her new home. Most of us couldn’t stop at just one. Have a look!

No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai Natasha and Other Stories by David Bezmogis Inside by Alix Ohlin Perfect Youth by Sam Sutherland Green Grass, Running Water by Thomas King The Watch the Ends the Night by Hugh MacLennan Clyde Fans: Book 1 by Seth Up to Low by Brian Doyle Lady Oracle by Margaret Atwood Runaway by Alice Munro The Handmaid's Tale Barney's Version by Mordecai Richler The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald Annabel by Kathleen Winter The Game by Ken Dryden Not Wanted on the Voyage by Timothy Findley A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry The Collected Stories of Mavis Gallant Fruit: A Novel About a Boy and His Nipples by Brian Francis Disappearing Moon Cafe by Sky Lee Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro The Wars by Timothy Findley Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje

What books do you think we missed? Tell us in the comments.

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