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The Canada Reads 2021 Longlist

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A grand selection of books are spotlighted before CBC confirms the 2021 Canada Reads finalists. Make sure you put some of these titles on your reading list. Also on the list are The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk and Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots
Wendy, Master of Art

Wendy, Master of Art

edition:Hardcover
tagged : literary

The existential dread of making (or not making) art takes center stage in this trenchant satire of MFA culture

Wendy is an aspiring contemporary artist whose adventures have taken her to galleries, art openings, and parties in Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Toronto. In Wendy, Master of Art, Walter Scott's sly wit and social commentary zero in on MFA culture as our hero decides to hunker down and complete a master of fine arts at the University of Hell in small-town Ontario.

Finally Wendy has space to ref …

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You are Eating an Orange. You are Naked.

You are Eating an Orange. You are Naked.

edition:Paperback
tagged : literary

Longlisted for Canada Reads 2021

A young translator travels from his home in Toronto to Hong Kong, Macau, Prague, Tokyo. His unnamed lover comes with him: in restaurants and hotel rooms, they entertain each other with comic and enigmatic folk tales. Yet their verbal play and philosophical questions mask the fragility of their own relationship, which is made still more tenuous by he woman's unexplained disappearances.

You Are Eating an Orange. You Are Naked. is an intimate novel of memory and longi …

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Tilly and the Crazy Eights

Tilly and the Crazy Eights

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

When Tilly receives an invitation to help drive eight elders on their ultimate bucket-list road trip, she impulsively says yes. Before she knows it, Tilly has said good-bye to her family and is on an adventure that will transform her in ways she could not predict, just as it will for the elders who soon dub themselves “the Crazy Eights.”

The Crazy Eights each choose a stop—somewhere or something they’ve always wanted to experience—on the way to their ultimate goal, the Gathering of Nati …

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Jonny Appleseed

Jonny Appleseed

edition:Paperback
also available: Audiobook

2021 CANADA READS FINALIST

WINNER, Lambda Literary Award; Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction

Finalist, Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction; Amazon Canada First Novel Award; Indigenous Voices Award; Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award; Firecracker Award for Fiction

Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize

A Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year

A tour-de-force debut novel about a Two-Spirit Indigiqueer young man and proud NDN glitter princess who must reckon with his past when he returns home t …

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