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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

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

A Place Within

Rediscovering India

by (author) M.G. Vassanji

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

Something Fierce

Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter

by (author) Carmen Aguirre


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

by (author) Sarah Leavitt

Through the Glass

by (author) Shannon Moroney

The Tiger

A True Story of Vengeance and Survival

by (author) John Vaillant

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

What Disturbs Our Blood

A Son's Quest to Redeem the Past

by (author) James FitzGerald

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