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Books from Canada Reads True Stories Top 40

Great nonfiction picks

by Kerry Clare · Tagged cbc, canada reads 2012 top 40, nonfiction

Adventures in Solitude

What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and Other Stories from Desolation Sound

by (author) Grant Lawrence

And No Birds Sang

by (author) Farley Mowat

Baltimore's Mansion

A Memoir

by (author) Wayne Johnston

The Boy in the Moon

A Father's Search for His Disabled Son

by (author) Ian Brown

Burmese Lessons

Winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for New Writers and the Governor General's Literary Award

by (author) Karen Connelly

The Cello Suites

J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, And The Search For A Baroque Masterpiece

by (author) Eric Siblin

Chimps Of Fauna Sanctuary

by (author) Andrew Westoll


A Memoir

by (author) Ryan Knighton

Down to This

Squalor and Splendour in a Big-City Shantytown

by (author) Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall

The Golden Spruce

A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed

by (author) John Vaillant

The Last Spike

The Great Railway, 1881-1885

by (author) Pierre Berton

The Love Queen of Malabar

Memoir of a Friendship with Kamala Das

by (author) Merrily Weisbord

On a Cold Road

Tales of Adventure in Canadian Rock

by (author) Dave Bidini

One Bird's Choice

A Year in the Life of an Overeducated, Underemployed Twenty-Something Who Moves Back Home

by (author) Iain Reid

Shake Hands with the Devil

The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda

by (author) Romeo Dallaire

Sixtyfive Roses

A Sister's Memoir

by (author) Heather Summerhayes Cariou
introduction by Céline Dion


A Story About Alzheimer's, My Mother, and Me

by (author) Sarah Leavitt

Too Close to the Falls

A Memoir

by (author) Catherine Gildiner

Two Generals

by (author) Scott Chantler

The Year of Finding Memory

A Memoir

by (author) Judy Fong Bates

Mrs. King

The Life and Times of Isabel Mackenzie King

by (author) Charlotte Gray

Paper Shadows

Penguin Modern Classics Edition

by (author) Wayson Choy

Paris 1919

Six Months That Changed the World

by (author) Margaret MacMillan
foreword by Richard Holbrooke

Prisoner of Tehran

A Memoir

by (author) Marina Nemat