Q&Q worked with Bookmanager to compile a bestseller list of books published by Canadian-owned presses and sold by Canadian independents over the past year.
The prolific author and two-time Governor General’s Award winner has had multiple bestselling titles over the past year.
“I think it is quite a relief to read books in which you’re secure and comfortable that the [characters] are kind, ethical people. It’s an old-fashioned decency,” Whishaw says.
“It was really important for us to talk about the systems that created this crisis,” Klein says.
House of Anansi Press reports that the books have overperformed on the West Coast.
The book was an instant bestseller when it debuted in February, peaking at number one on Bookmanager’s Business chart.
Q&Q’s list of the most-read reviews of 2020.
The novel became a bestseller, a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and the winner of the Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.