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Martel, Boyden make cut for CBC Canada Reads

This morning, CBC Canada Reads host Jian Ghomeshi announced results of the second round of public voting, which saw a list of 40 titles reduced to a mere 10. At the risk of sounding biased, we have to give a shout-out to our very own staff writer Zoe Whittall, whose debut novel, Bottle Rocket Hearts, made the cut. Hurray Zoe! Check out the list below, or click here for the Canada Reads website.

  • Bottle Rocket Hearts, by Zoe Whittall
  • Essex County, by Jeff Lemire
  • Life of Pi, by Yann Martel
  • Pattern Recognition, by William Gibson
  • The Best Laid Plans, by Terry Fallis
  • The Birth House, by Ami McKay
  • The Bone Cage, by Angie Abdou
  • The Book of Negroes, by Lawrence Hill
  • Three Day Road, by Joseph Boyden
  • Unless, by Carol Shields