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BookNet bestsellers: Canadian fiction

Women authors writing across a number of genres dominate this week’s bestsellers list of Canadian fiction.

For the two weeks ending May 6, 2012:

1. Alone in the Classroom, Elizabeth Hay
(McClelland & Stewart, $22 pa, 9780771037979)

2. The Headmaster’s Wager, Vincent Lam
(Doubleday Canada, $32.95 cl, 9780385661454)

3. The Accident, Linwood Barclay
(Seal Books, $11.99 mm, 9781400026395)

4. Why Men Lie, Linden MacIntyre
(Random House Canada, $32 cl, 9780307360861)

5. Irma Voth, Miriam Toews
(Vintage Canada, $22 pa, 9780307400697)

6. Daughters Who Walk This Path, Yejide Kilanko
(Penguin Canada, $24 pa, 9780143186113)

7. The Winter Palace, Eva Stachniak
(Doubleday Canada, $24.95 pa, 9780385666565)

8. Web of Angels, Lilian Nattel
(Knopf Canada, $22 pa, 9780307402097)

9. Half-Blood Blues, Esi Edugyan
(Thomas Allen Publishers, $24.95 pa, 9780887627415)

10. Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery
(Seal Books, $5.99 mm, 9780770422059)

11. Forgotten, Catherine McKenzie
(HarperCollins Canada, $19.99 pa, 9781443409919)

12. Room, Emma Donoghue
(HarperCollins Canada, $19.99 pa, 9781554688326)

13. The Midwife of Venice, Roberta Rich
(Anchor Canada, $22.95 pa, 9780385668279)

14. The Book of Negroes, Lawrence Hill
(HarperCollins Canada, $10.99 mm, 9781443408981)

15. Kaleidoscope, Gail Bowen
(M&S, $29.99 cl, 9780771016899)

16. The Thirteen, Susie Moloney
(Vintage Canada, $14.95 pa, 9780307361585)

17. Everything Was Good-bye, Gurjinder Basran
(Penguin Canada, $18 pa, 9780143182573)

18. Wonder, Robert J. Sawyer
(Viking Canada, $13.50 mm, 9780143056324)

19. The Cat’s Table, Michael Ondaatje
(M&S, $32 cl, 9780771068645)

20. Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen
(HarperCollins Canada, $16.50 pa, 9780006391555)