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Zoe Whittall’s Giller-shortlisted novel tops Indigo’s list of best books of 2016

Zoe Whittall (photo: Arden Wray)

Zoe Whittall (photo: Arden Wray)

Indigo has released its list of the best books of 2016‚ as curated by the bookseller chain’s corporate staff‚ including CEO Heather Reisman. Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist Zoe Whittall topped the list‚ which also featured Canadians Louise Penny‚ Joseph Boyden‚ and Gord Downie and Jeff Lemire.

  1. The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall (House of Anansi Press)
  2. Secret Path by Gord Downie and Jeff Lemire (Simon & Schuster Canada) and Wenjack by Joseph Boyden (Hamish Hamilton Canada)
  3. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (Bond Street Books)
  4. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (Random House Canada)
  5. The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer (S&S Canada)
  6. Morning Star by Pierce Brown (Del Rey)
  7. A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny (St. Martin’s Press)
  8. Shoe Dog by Phil Knight (S&S Canada)
  9. The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney (HarperCollins)
  10. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (Crown)