Canada Reads

By Chance Alone is a heartrending memory of the holocaust

By Chance Alone tells the harrowing true story of Tibor “Max” Eisen’s imprisonment in concentration camps across Europe during the Holocaust.Continue...

The Woo-Woo finds humour in darkness

Lindsay Wong grew up believing that “crying will turn you into a zombie.” Over the next 304 pages of abuse and arguments, she doesn’t cry once. Wong’s memoir The Woo-Woo weaves superstition into her daily life, leaving nothing to the imagination.Continue...

Considering forgiveness with Canada Reads’ Suzanne

Writing about family is difficult, but forgiving family for past wrongs is even more so—and that’s how Suzanne by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette succeeds.

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Refocusing the lens of the Syrian war with ‘Homes’

Abu Bakr’s response to a bombing in his hometown: go to his cousin’s house and play FIFA 13.Continue...

What makes literature 'truly Canadian'?

What’s the novel all Canadians should read? That’s the question at the core of CBC’s Canada Reads competition.Continue...