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Canada Reads

I never paid much attention to Canada Reads but Claudia Coutu Radmore’s book, Arctic Twilight: Leonard Budgell and the Changing North, has been nominated as a possible selection on Canada Reads. I enjoyed this one a while back when it came out. Fascinating time capsules of a man living at an HBC outpost in the north.

Nominations can be made on for one more week. They’re “looking for the best memoirs, biographies and literary non-fiction this country has to offer!” Kenk and Locavore are up for it as well.
If you go to, look for the Canada Reads 2012 section. Any Canadian is eligible to vote.

Simply suggest the book you want to see on Canada Reads this year and give a brief (250 words or less) explanation as to why it would make a great Canada Reads contender. The 40 books with the most support will be named the Canada Reads: True Stories Top 40.

Want to get your voting finger in gear? There’s also the Charles Taylor Prize poll for non-fiction that closes Oct 13 and has a Wayson Choy title in the running. Vote before Oct 11 in the the poll to back the best pick by Canadian Bookstore.

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