Cover Shuffle

Play for a chance to win the 2013 Giller shortlist!

How to Play

  1. You have six minutes to type the correct titles for each book cover.
  2. Correct answers will be automatically matched with the corresponding cover.
  3. Hover over any book cover to see a helpful clue.
  4. Use the in-game search below to explore The 49th Shelf for more clues.
  5. Contest closes at midnight, November 8. The prize package will be awarded via a random draw.

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    Shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, these poems document the migration of blacks across the 49th parallel to Canada.

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    This novel opens with a man putting his head into the mouth of an alligator, with grisly results. The author of this book is also the author of "February."

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    The type of animal pictured on the cover is also the name of this first novel.

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    This novel is set in Nova Scotia and tells the tale of a midwife trying to keep the tradition alive in the face of modern medicine. In what kind of house would a midwife work?

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    This Giller Prize winner is set in Cape Breton and features a priest who is the bishop’s clean-up man for clerical scandals.

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    This Kate Hall poetry collection was a finalist for the 2010 Griffin Poetry Prize.

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    Melanie Watt’s story of a mouse is commandeered by an attention-seeking cat, whose name is also the title of this book.

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    Experience the Klondike gold rush through the lives of six remarkable individuals who dig for treasure in Charlotte Gray's latest.

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    This book won the Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction in 2005 and uses the story of a particular spruce tree to explore the contradictions inherent in loving the natural world, but living in modern society.

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    A classic children’s book about a cherished Canadiens sweater.

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    The bible for vegan cooks, Sarah and Tanya’s winning charm make this an essential cookbook for anyone considering eschewing animal products from their diet.

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    A Booker Prize-winning novel about a boy cast adrift in a lifeboat with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena, and a Royal Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.

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    Long-awaited collections of stellar short stories run in the MacLeod family. And this Giller Prize finalist is not to be taken lightly.

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    This CBC Canada Reads winner is about Baby and her father Jules, who has a heroin habit. Montreal’s decrepit downtown is viewed through Baby’s eyes as an enchanted place where everyone plays an endless game of dress-up.

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    In this popular children’s story, a princess is waiting for her prince to save her from a fire-breathing dragon. In the end, he won’t take her home because she’s wearing a paper bag.

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    The body part on the cover is reinvented in this author’s fourth book of poetry.

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    This 2010 Giller Prize winner explores father-daughter relationships as a father opens up to his daughter about his experiences in the Vietnam War.

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    Winner of the Governor General’s award, this book is an account of the Rwandan genocide by the man who led the UN peacekeeping mission. The book was turned into a movie that starred Roy Dupuis in 2007.

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    This debut novel shares the same name as its author’s popular literary blog, where, in spite of the name, he doesn’t monkey around.

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    This History of Progress is really not all that long.

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    The first book in Kenneth Oppel’s Silverwing trilogy won the Mr. Christie’s Book Award and the Canadian Library Association’s Book of the Year for Children.

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    The Tamaki cousins tell the story of a goth girl in an all-girls school in Toronto, circa the early ’90s, in this graphic novel.

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    Stella and Sam explore the wonders of a beautiful winter’s day.

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    Noah Richler knows what country is his in this winner of the 2007 BC Award for Canadian Non-Fiction.

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