Governor General's Literary Awards 2017 Finalists

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    We'll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night A Novel Paperback Joel Thomas Hynes 9781443447836 $21.99 FICTION Apr 04, 2017
    A blackly comic and heart-rending odyssey by the inimitable author of Down to the DirtScrappy tough guy and three-time loser Johnny Keough is going a little stir-crazy awaiting trial for an alleged assault charge involving his girlfriend, Madonna, and a teapot. Facing three to five years in a maximum-security prison, Johnny knows this might just be the end of the road. But when Madonna doesn’t show up for court due to a fatal accident, shell-shocked Johnny seizes his unexpected “clean slate” as a sign from above and embarks on an epic hitchhiki... + Read More
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    All the Beloved Ghosts Hardcover Alison Macleod 9781632865434 $0.01 FICTION Apr 18, 2017
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    Lost in September Hardcover Kathleen Winter 9780345810120 $29.95 FICTION Sep 12, 2017
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    Uncertain Weights and Measures Paperback Jocelyn Parr 9780864929822 $22.95 FICTION Sep 19, 2017
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    Water Beetles First Paperback Michael Kaan 9780864929662 $22.95 FICTION Apr 11, 2017
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    On Not Losing My Father's Ashes in the Flood Paperback Richard Harrison 9781928088226 $18.00 POETRY Oct 04, 2016
    Winner of the 3rd Prize for Poetry in the 2017 Alcuin Society's Book Design Awards Winner of the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry Shortlisted for the City of Calgary 2016 W.O. Mitchell Book Prize Finalist for the Poetry category of the High Plains Book Awards In his final years, Richard Harrison's father suffered from a form of dementia, but he died without ever forgetting the poems he had memorized as a student and had taught to Richard as a child. In 2013, the poet feared his father's ashes had been lost in the flood water that ravaged... + Read More
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    All the Names Between Paperback Julia McCarthy 9781771314572 $20.00 POETRY Apr 01, 2017
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    Selah Paperback Nora Gould 9781771314459 $20.00 POETRY Sep 15, 2016
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    Series: Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series Slow War Paperback Benjamin Hertwig 9780773551428 $16.95 POETRY Aug 14, 2017
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    What the Soul Doesn't Want Paperback Lorna Crozier 9781988298122 $16.95 POETRY May 01, 2017
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    Indian Arm Paperback Hiro Kanagawa 9781770915725 $17.95 DRAMA Dec 08, 2016
    Rita and Alfred Allmers live in an isolated family cabin on native leasehold land overlooking Indian Arm, a still untamed glacial fjord just north of Vancouver, BC. With Alfred—a formerly promising novelist—now struggling with his latest work, Rita has been tasked with caring for their adopted son Wolfie, a sensitive First Nations teen who has been designated as “special needs” for much of his life. Rita’s resentments and frustrations are further embittered by her younger half-sister, Asta, a constant reminder of the innocence, idealism, and se... + Read More
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    1979 Paperback Michael Healey 9781770917507 $17.95 DRAMA Apr 11, 2017
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    The Colony of Unrequited Dreams Paperback Robert Chafe 9781770915763 $17.95 DRAMA Feb 06, 2017
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    The Virgin Trial Paperback Kate Hennig 9781770917705 $17.95 DRAMA Jun 26, 2017
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    Within the Glass Paperback Anna Chatterton 9781927922323 $15.95 DRAMA Apr 01, 2017
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    The Way of the Strangers Encounters with the Islamic State Hardcover Graeme Wood 9780812988758 $36.00 POLITICAL SCIENCE Dec 20, 2016
    What does ISIS really want? This is the definitive account of the strategy, psychology, and fundamentalism driving the Islamic State.NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FOREIGN AFFAIRS • “Worthy of Joseph Conrad . . . gripping, sobering and revelatory.”—Tom Holland, New StatesmanThe Islamic State inspired a wave of true believers to travel to Syria from Europe, America, and the Middle East, in numbers not seen since the Crusades. What compelled tens of thousands of men and women to leave comfortable, privileged lives to join a death cult... + Read More
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    All We Leave Behind A Reporter's Journey into the Lives of Others Hardcover Carol Off 9780345816832 $32.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Sep 19, 2017
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    The Handover How Bigwigs and Bureaucrats Transferred Canada's Best Publisher and the Best Part of Our Literary Heritage to a Foreign Multinational Hardcover Elaine Dewar 9781771961110 $29.95 HISTORY Jun 13, 2017
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    Where I Live Now A Journey through Love and Loss to Healing and Hope Hardcover Sharon Butala 9781476790480 $26.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Apr 04, 2017
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    Where It Hurts Paperback Sarah De Leeuw 9781926455846 $19.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Apr 01, 2017
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    Marrow Thieves Paperback Cherie Dimaline 9781770864863 $14.95 FICTION Age (years) from 13 - 25 May 10, 2017
    Shortlisted for 2018 CBC Canada ReadsWinner of 2017 Governor General's Literary Award (Young People's Literature - Text)Winner of 2017 Kirkus PrizeNominated for 2018 Forest of Reading - White Pine AwardsA Globe and Mail Best BookShortlisted for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book AwardShortlisted for the Indigenous Literature AwardLonglisted for the Sunburst Award Just when you think you have nothing left to lose, they come for your dreams.Humanity has nearly destroyed its world through global warming, but now an even greater evil lurk... + Read More
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    Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined Hardcover Danielle Younge-Ullman 9780670070138 $21.99 YOUNG ADULT FICTION Age (years) from 14 Feb 21, 2017
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    Hit the Ground Running Paperback Alison Hughes 9781459815445 $14.95 YOUNG ADULT FICTION Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12 Aug 29, 2017
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    The Way Back Home Hardcover Allan Stratton 9781443148382 $19.99 YOUNG ADULT FICTION Age (years) from 12 May 09, 2017
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    Those Who Run in the Sky English Edition Paperback Aviaq Johnston 9781772271218 $13.95 YOUNG ADULT FICTION Age (years) from 12 Mar 08, 2017
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    When We Were Alone Hardcover David A. Robertson 9781553796732 $19.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8 Dec 01, 2016
    When a young girl helps tend to her grandmother’s garden, she begins to notice things that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long, braided hair and beautifully coloured clothing? Why does she speak another language and spend so much time with her family? As she asks her grandmother about these things, she is told about life in a residential school a long time ago, where all of these things were taken away. When We Were Alone is a story about a difficult time in history, and, ultimately, one of empowerment and strength.Also availab... + Read More
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    Short Stories for Little Monsters Hardcover Marie-Louise Gay 9781554988969 $19.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 5 - 8 Mar 01, 2017
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    The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk Hardcover Jan Thornhill 9781554988655 $18.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12 Oct 01, 2016
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    Town Is by the Sea Hardcover Joanne Schwartz 9781554988716 $21.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 5 - 9 Apr 01, 2017
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    When the Moon Comes Hardcover Paul Harbridge 9781101917770 $21.99 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8 Sep 12, 2017
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    Readopolis Paperback Bertrand Laverdure 9781771662987 $20.00 FICTION Apr 13, 2017
    From award-winning writer Bertrand Laverdure comes Readopolis, a novel translated by Oana Avasilichioaei.It's 2006 and down-and-out protagonist Ghislain works as a reader for a publishing house in Montreal. He's bored with all the wannabe writers who are determined to leave a trace of their passage on earth with their feeble attempts at literary arts. Obsessed by literature and its future (or lack thereof), he reads everything he can in order to translate reality into the literary delirium that is Readopolis--a world imagined out of Chicago and... + Read More
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    Brothers Paperback David Clerson 9781771860864 $19.95 FICTION Nov 01, 2016
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    In Search of New Babylon Paperback Donald W. Wilson 9781772011241 $16.95 FICTION Apr 15, 2017
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    Social Myths and Collective Imaginaries Paperback Gerard Bouchard 9781442629073 $27.95 SOCIAL SCIENCE Jan 13, 2017
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    The Longest Year Paperback Daniel Grenier 9781487001537 $22.95 FICTION Mar 25, 2017
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    All the Beloved Ghosts Paperback Alison MacLeod 9780735233768 $24.95 FICTION May 30, 2017


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