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Ian Hamilton and Anansi to offer Ava Lee origin story as free ebook

Ian Hamilton, author of the best-selling Ava Lee and Uncle series of mysteries, is giving his many fans an unexpected early holiday gift: a novella that tells the story of how Ava and Uncle met, which will be offered as a free ebook by Hamilton’s publisher, House of Anansi Press.

According to a guest blog post on his publisher’s website, Hamilton got the idea to write the story after an encounter with a fan at Word on the Street in Kitchener, Ontario. The man asked if Hamilton had ever considered writing a prequel to The Water Rat of Wanchai, the first book in the Ava Lee series, telling readers how the popular forensic accountant turned crime fighter first met her shadowy mentor, known in the books only as “Uncle.”

In the winter of 2012–2013, as I was finishing the edits to The Scottish Banker of Surabaya and writing The Two Sisters of Borneo, I found myself distracted by thoughts about Ava’s early life. She was in her mid-twenties, just out of school, living in a tiny apartment in Richmond Hill, and struggling to establish her career. Then dialogue began to pop into my head as I was driving or lying in bed. Uncle and Ava were speaking to each other for the very first time. It was their initial meeting and conversation, and they were feeling each other out, tip-toeing towards the formation of a partnership.

The ebook original, titled The Dragon Head of Hong Kong, will be made available in four parts for a limited time, with the first instalment appearing on Nov. 19. Readers can sign up to receive the serialized novella via Anansi’s website.

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BookNet bestsellers: fiction

Will Ferguson’s Scotiabank Giller Prize–winning novel 419 maintains its position near the top of BookNet Canada’s bestsellers list for fiction.

For the two weeks ending April 21:

1. The Witness, Nora Roberts
(Berkley/Penguin, $17 pa, 9780425264768)

2. Calico Joe, John Grisham
(Dell/Random House, $9.99 mm, 9780345541338)

3. 419, Will Ferguson
(Viking Canada, $20 pa, 9780143176015)

4. Now You See Her, James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
(Grand Central Publishing/Hachette, $10.99 mm, 9781455515516)

5. The Best of Me, Nicholas Sparks
(Grand Central/Hachette, $8.99 mm, 9780446547635)

6. The Lost Years, Mary Higgins Clark
(Pocket/Simon & Schuster, $9.99 mm, 9781451668926)

7. Delusion in Death, J.D. Robb
(Berkley/Penguin, $8.99 mm, 9780425250662)

8. Whiskey Beach, Nora Roberts
(Putnam/Penguin, $29.50 cl, 9780399159893)

9. The Forgotten, David Baldacci
(Grand Central/Hachette, $16.50 pa, 9781455523153)

10. I, Michael Bennett, James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
(Grand Central/Hachette,$16.50 pa, 9780446571807)

11. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared, Jonas Jonasson
(HarperCollins Canada, $16.99 pa, 9781443419109)

12. Sleep No More, Iris Johansen
(St. Martin’s Press/Raincoast, $9.99 mm, 9780312651305)

13. Full House, Maeve Binchy
(Orion/Hachette, $4.99 pa, 9781409136613)

14. The Kingmaker’s Daughter, Philippa Gregory
(Touchstone/S&S, $18.99 pa, 9781451626087)

15. The Thief, Clive Cussler and Justin Scott
(Berkley/Penguin, $10.99 mm, 9780425259290)

16. Love Anthony, Lisa Genova
(Gallery Books/S&S, $18.99 pa, 9781439164693)

17. The Light Between Oceans, M.L. Stedman
(Scribner/S&S, $18.99 pa, 9781476738086)

18. Bloodline, James Rollins
(HarperCollins, $11.99 mm, 9780061785665)

19. The Black Box, Michael Connelly
(Grand Central/Hachette, $16.50 pa, 9781455526956)

20. The Innocent, David Baldacci
(Grand Central/Hachette, $10.99 mm, 9780446572989)

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BookNet bestsellers: Sports

The Blue Jays’ lacklustre early season hasn’t stopped fans from buying Steve Clarke’s guidebook 100 Things Blue Jays Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die, which takes the top spot on this week’s bestsellers list.

For the two weeks ending April 7:

1. 100 Things Blue Jays Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die, Steve Clark
(Triumph/Independent Publishers Group, $14.95 pa, 9781600787744)

2. The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built a Dynasty, Willie Robertson and Korie Robertson
(Howard/Simon & Schuster, $27.99 cl, 9781476703541)

3. Anatomy of Exercise for Women, Lisa Purcell
(Firefly Books, $24.95 pa, 9781770851801)

4. Anatomy of Core Stability, Hollis Liebman
(Firefly, $24.95 pa, 9781770851702)

5. Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen, Christopher McDougall
(Vintage Canada, $17.95 pa, 9780307279187)

6. Anatomy of Exercise, Pat Manocchia
(Firefly, $24.95 pa, 9781554073856)

7. The Official Nascar 2013 Preview and Press Guide         
(Fenn/McClelland & Stewart, $19.99 pa, 9780771051166)

8. The Three Count: My Life in Stripes as a WWE Referee, Jimmy Korderas
(ECW Press, $19.95 pa, 9781770410848)

9. The Big Miss: My Years Coaching Tiger Woods, Hank Haney
(Crown/Random House, $18 pa, 9780307986009)

10. Hooked on Hockey, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Laura Robinson
(Chicken Soup for the Soul/S&S, $16.95 pa, 9781611599022)

11. Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer
(Anchor/Random House, $18.95 pa, 9780385494786)

12. Cornered, Ron MacLean and Kirstie McLellan Day
(HarperCollins Canada, $19.99 pa, 9781554689750)

13. Selling the Dream: How Hockey Parents and Their Kids Are Paying the Price for Our National Obsession, Ken Campbell and Jim Parcells
(Penguin Canada, $32 cl, 9780670065738)

14. Playing with Fire, Theo Fleury with Kirstie McLellan Day
(HarperCollins Canada, $19.99 pa, 9781554682409)

15. The Total Outdoorsman Manual, T. Edward Nickens
(Weldon Owen/S&S, $27.50 pa, 9781616280611)

16. Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong, David Walsh
(Atria/S&S, $29.99 cl, 9781476737119)

17. J.R.: The Fast, Crazy Life of Hockey’s Most Outspoken and Most Colourful Personality, Jeremy Roenick with Kevin Allen
(HarperCollins, $32.99 cl, 9781443406796)

18. WWE Encyclopedia, Brian Shields and Kevin Sullivan
(Dorling Kindersley/Tourmaline, $45 cl, 9780756691592)

19. The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding, Arnold Schwarzenegger with Bill Dobbins
(S&S, $34.99 pa, 9780684857213)

20. Baseball Prospectus 2013
(John Wiley & Sons, $29.95 pa, 9781118459195)

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BookNet bestsellers: non-fiction

Samantha Nutt’s examination of the impact of war on women and children, Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies, and Aid, sits at #8 on this week’s non-fiction bestsellers list.

For the two weeks ending March 31:

1. Money Rules, Gail Vaz-Oxlade
(HarperCollins Canada, $21.99 pa, 9781443408950)

2. The Looneyspoons Collection, Janet and Greta Podleski
(Granet Publishing, $34.95 pa, 9780968063156)

3. The Body Reset Diet, Harley Pasternak
(Viking Canada, $24 pa, 9780143186977)

4. The Juicing Bible, Pat Crocker
(Robert Rose, $27.95 pa, 9780778801818)

5. The Cold Hard Truth About Men, Women and Money, Kevin O’Leary
(Doubleday Canada, $22.95 pa, 9780385678506)

6. Eat Street: Recipes from the Tastiest, Messiest, and Most Irresistible Food Trucks, James Cunningham
(Penguin Canada, $24 pa, 9780143187363)

7. The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement, Nick Saul and Andrea Curtis
(Random House Canada, $29.95 cl, 9780307360786)

8. Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies, and Aid, Samantha Nutt
(Signal/McClelland & Stewart, $19.99 pa, 9780771051463)

9. UnDiet, Meghan Telpner
(M&S, $24.99 pa, 9780771084119)

10. The Complete Gluten-Free Whole Grains Cookbook, Judith Finlayson
(Robert Rose, $24.95 pa, 9780778804383)

11. The Universe Within, Neil Turok
(House of Anansi Press, $19.95 pa, 9781770890152)

12. The Big Shift, John Ibbitson and Darrell Bricker
(HarperCollins Canada, $27.99 cl, 9781443416450)

13. Grandma Says, Cindy Day
(Nimbus Publishing, $19.95 cl, 9781551099415)

14. The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America, Thomas King
(Doubleday Canada, $34.95 cl, 9780385664219)

15. The Book of Awesome, Neil Pasricha
(Penguin Canada, $17 pa, 9780425238905)

16. Meals that Heal Inflammation, Julie Daniluk
(Random House Canada, $29.95 pa, 9780307359988)

17. The Wealthy Barber Returns, David Chilton
(Financial Awareness, $19.95 pa, 9780968394748)

18. The Power of Why, Amanda Lang
(HarperCollins Canada, $29.99 cl, 9781443413183)

19. Ascent of Women, Sally Armstrong
(Random House Canada, $32 cl, 9780307362599)

20. Candice Olson Favorite Design Challenges, Candice Olson
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $23.99 pa, 9781118504468)

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BookNet bestsellers: Canadian children’s books

Robert Munsch is clearly still the king of Canadian children’s literature, securing 15 out of 20 spots on this week’s bestsellers list.

For the two weeks ending March 17:

1. Love You Forever, Robert Munsch; Sheila McGraw, illus.
(Firefly Books, $5.95 pa, 9780920668375)

2. Seeing Red, Robert Munsch; Michael Martchenko, illus.
(Scholastic Canada, $7.99 pa, 9781443124461)

3. Alligator Baby, Robert Munsch; Michael Martchenko, illus.
(Scholastic Canada, $9.99, board book, 9781443113991)

4. The Paper Bag Princess, Robert Munsch; Michael Martchenko, illus.
(Annick Press, $6.95 pa, 9780920236161)

5. We Share Everything! Robert Munsch; Michael Martchenko, illus.
(Scholastic Canada, $9.99 board book, 9781443113441)

6. Up, Up, Down, Robert Munsch; Michael Martchenko, illus.
(Scholastic Canada, $9.99 board book, 9781443113465)

7. Welcome, Baby, Barbara Reid
(Scholastic Canada, $9.99 board book, 9781443119603)

8. Caillou: My Bedtime Story Box, Eric Sevigny
(Chouette Publishing, $10.95 box set, 9782894509005)

9. Moose! Robert Munsch; Michael Martchenko, illus.
(Scholastic Canada, $7.99 pa, 9781443107181)

10. Hockey Canada’s Learn All About Hockey, Al Huberts and Frank Bailey
(Tundra Books, $9.99 pa, 9781770494367)

11. Smelly Socks, Robert Munsch; Michael Martchenko, illus.
(Scholastic Canada, $7.99 pa, 9780439967075)

12. Sing a Song of Mother Goose, Barbara Reid
(Scholastic Canada, $9.99 board book, 9780545997249)

13. Love You Forever, Robert Munsch; Sheila McGraw, illus.
(Firefly, $14.95 cl, 9780920668368)

14. Give Me Back My Dad!, Robert Munsch; Michael Martchenko, illus.
(Scholastic Canada, $7.99 pa, 9781443107648)

15. The Paper Bag Princess, Robert Munsch; Michael Martchenko, illus.
(Annick, $6.95 board book, 9781554512119)

16. The Red Scarf, Anne Villeneuve
(Tundra, $19.99 cl, 9780887769894)

17. Mortimer, Robert Munsch; Michael Martchenko, illus.
(Annick, $6.95 pa, 9780920303115)

18. I Have to Go! Robert Munsch; Michael Martchenko, illus.
(Annick, $1.99 pa, 9780920303511)

19. Purple, Green and Yellow, Robert Munsch; Michael Martchenko, illus.
(Annick, $1.99 pa, 9781554511136)

20. Mortimer, Robert Munsch; Michael Martchenko, illus.
(Annick, $6.95 board book, 9781554512287)

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BookNet bestsellers: Canadian fiction

Proving that Canadians have an insatiable appetite for erotic fiction, L. Marie Adeline’s novel S.E.C.R.E.T. tops this week’s BookNet Canada bestsellers list.

For the two weeks ending March 10:

1. S.E.C.R.E.T., L. Marie Adeline,
(Doubleday Canada, $18 pa, 9780385679701)

2. Life of Pi (movie tie-in edition), Yann Martel
(Vintage Canada, $21 pa, 9780307363053)

3. The Painted Girls, Cathy Marie Buchanan
(HarperCollins Canada, $22.99 pa, 9781443412346)

4. February, Lisa Moore
(House of Anansi Press, $19.95 pa, 9780887849626)

5. The Imposter Bride, Nancy Richler
(HarperCollins Canada, $17.99 pa, 9781443404037)

6. The Demonologist, Andrew Pyper)
(Simon & Schuster, $29.99 cl, 9781451697520)

7. Why Men Lie, Linden MacIntyre
(Random House Canada, $22 pa, 9780307360878)

8. 419, Will Ferguson
(Viking Canada, $32 cl, 9780670064717)

9. Indian Horse, Richard Wagamese
(Douglas & McIntyre, $21.95 pa, 9781553654025)

10. Above All Things, Tanis Rideout
(McClelland & Stewart, $22 pa, 9780771076367)

11. Clockwork Angels, Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart
(ECW Press, $26.95 cl, 9781770411210)

12. Speaking from among the Bones, Alan Bradley
(Doubleday Canada, $29.95 cl, 9780385668125)

13. The Cat’s Table, Michael Ondaatje
(Vintage Canada, $22 pa, 9780307401427)

14. Away, Jane Urquhart
(M&S, $19.99 pa, 9780771086502)

15. Two Solitudes, Hugh MacLennan
(M&S, $22.95 pa, 9780771093586)

16. Inside, Alix Ohlin
(Anansi, $22.95 pa, 9781770892064)

17. The Lion Seeker, Kenneth Bonert
(Knopf Canada, $25 pa, 9780307362131)

18. The Age of Hope, David Bergen
(HarperCollins Canada, $21.99 pa, 9781443411363)

19. The Sisters Brothers, Patrick deWitt
(Anansi, $22.95 pa, 9781770890329)

20. Life of Pi, Yann Martel
(Vintage Canada, $21 pa, 9780676973778)

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BookNet bestsellers: non-fiction

Amid lawsuits and protests over the portrayal of Iranians in the Oscar-winning film Argo, many Canadians are reading the book on which the film was based, which lands at #7 on this week’s bestsellers list.

For the two weeks ending March 10:

1. Wheat Belly Cookbook, William Davis
(HarperCollins, $24.99 pa, 9781443416337)

2. Wheat Belly, William Davis
(HarperCollins, $17.99 pa, 9781443412735)

3. Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife, Eben Alexander
(Simon & Schuster, $18.99 pa, 9781451695199)

4. Beyond Belief, Jenna Miscavige Hill
(William Morrow/HarperCollins, $18.99 pa, 9780062263438)

5. Money Rules, Gail Vaz-Oxlade
(HarperCollins Canada, $21.99 pa, 9781443408950)

6. The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, Shigeru Miyamoto, Eiji Aonuma, Akira Himekawa, and Patrick Thorpe
(Dark Horse Comics/Canadian Manda Group, $38.99 cl, 9781616550417)

7. Argo (movie tie-in edition), Antonio Mendez and Matt Baglio
(Penguin, $17 pa, 9780147509734)

8. Life Code: The New Rules for Winning in the Real World, Phil McGraw
(Bird Street Books, $26 cl, 9780985462734)

9. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain
(Broadway/Random House, $18 pa, 9780307352156)

10. Foods That Harm, Foods That Heal
(Reader’s Digest Canada, $21.95 pa, 9781621450016)

11. The Looneyspoons Collection, Janet and Greta Podleski
(Granet Publishing, $34.95 pa, 9780968063156)

12. The Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman
(Moody Publishing, $16.99 pa, 9780802473158)

13. Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook
(John Wiley & Sons, $32.99 cl, 9781118476536)

14. How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You, Matthew Inman
(Andrews McMeel/S&S, $16.99, 9781449410247)

15. Latin American Spanish Phrasebook, Lonely Planet and Roberto Esposto
(Lonely Planet, $9.99 pa, 9781742201870)

16. The Juicing Bible, Pat Crocker
(Robert Rose, $27.95 pa, 9780778801818)

17. Nigellissima, Nigella Lawson
(Knopf Canada, $45 cl, 9780307362711)

18. Slim for Life, Jillian Michaels
(Crown Publishing/Random House, $29.95 cl, 9780385349222)

19. Team of Rivals (Lincoln movie tie-in edition), Doris Kearns Goodwin
(S&S, $24 pa, 9781451688092)

20. Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren
(Zondervan Books, $17.99 pa, 9780310335511)

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BookNet bestsellers: non-fiction

Although Lawrence Wright’s Scientology exposé still isn’t available in this country, many Canadians are reading Jenna Miscavige Hill’s tell-all Beyond Belief, which lands at #10 on this week’s non-fiction bestsellers list.

For the two weeks ending Feb. 10:

1. Wheat Belly Cookbook, William Davis
(HarperCollins, $24.99 pa, 9781443416337)

2. Wheat Belly, William Davis
(HarperCollins, $17.99 pa, 9781443412735)

3. The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, Shigeru Miyamoto, Eiji Aonuma, Akira Himekawa, and Patrick Thorpe
(Dark Horse Comics/Canadian Manda Group, $38.99 cl, 9781616550417)

4. Money Rules, Gail Vaz-Oxlade
(HarperCollins Canada, $21.99 pa, 9781443408950)

5. Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife, Eben Alexander
(Simon & Schuster, $18.99 pa, 9781451695199)

6. How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You, Matthew Inman
(Andrews McMeel/S&S, $16.99 pa, 9781449410247)

7. Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook
(John Wiley & Sons, $32.99 cl, 9781118476536)

8. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain
(Broadway/Random House, $18 pa, 9780307352156)

9. The Cold Hard Truth about Men, Women and Money, Kevin O’Leary
(Doubleday Canada, $22.95 pa, 9780385678506)

10. Beyond Belief, Jenna Miscavige Hill
(William Morrow/HarperCollins, $18.99 pa, 9780062263438)

11. The Looneyspoons Collection, Janet and Greta Podleski
(Granet Publishing, $34.95 pa, 9780968063156)

12. Cesar Millan’s Short Guide to a Happy Dog, Cesar Millan
(National Geographic, $21.95 cl, 9781426211904)

13. The Juicing Bible, Pat Crocker
(Robert Rose, $27.95 pa, 9780778801818)

14. The Miracle Ball Method: Relieve Your Pain, Reshape Your Body, Reduce Your Stress, Elaine Petrone
(Workman Publishing/Thomas Allen & Son, $23.95 bk, 9780761128687)

15. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels among Us, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Amy Newmark
(Chicken Soup for the Soul/S&S, $16.95 pa, 9781611599060)

16. The Power of Why, Amanda Lang
(HarperCollins Canada, $29.99 cl, 9781443413183)

17. The World until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? Jared Diamond
(Viking, $38 cl, 9780670024810)

18. Meatless: More than 200 of the Very Best Vegetarian Recipes
(Clarkson Potter/Random House, $29.95 pa, 9780307954565)

19. Bossypants, Tina Fey
(Little Brown/Hachette, $9.99 mm, 9780316056892)

20. Best of Bridge Slow Cooker Cookbook, Sally Vaughan-Johnston
(Robert Rose, $29.95 spiral, 9780778804130)

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BookNet bestsellers: cookbooks

Bad news for carb-loaders: this week’s best-selling cookbook is William Davis’s Wheat Belly Cookbook, the follow-up to his popular health guide, Wheat Belly.

For the two weeks ending Feb. 3:

1. Wheat Belly Cookbook, William Davis
(HarperCollins, $24.99 pa, 9781443416337)

2. Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook
(John Wiley & Sons, $32.99 cl, 9781118476536)

3. The Juicing Bible, Pat Crocker
(Robert Rose, $27.95 pa, 9780778801818)

4. The Looneyspoons Collection, Janet and Greta Podleski
(Granet Publishing, $34.95 pa, 9780968063156)

5. Best of Bridge Slow Cooker Cookbook, Sally Vaughan-Johnston
(Robert Rose, $29.95 spiral bound, 9780778804130)

6. Meatless: More than 200 of the Very Best Vegetarian Recipes
(Clarkson Potter/Random House, $29.95 pa, 9780307954565)

7. The Best of Clean Eating 3
(Robert Kennedy Publishing, $26.95 pa, 9781552101186)

8. Barefoot Contessa Foolproof, Ina Garten
(Clarkson Potter/Random House, $40 cl, 9780307464873)

9. Supergrains: Cook Your Way to Great Health, Chrissy Freer
(Appetite by Random House, $24.95 pa, 9780449015711)

10. Canadian Living: The Affordable Feasts Collection          
(Transcontinental Books, $26.95 pa, 9780987747433)

11. Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi, Yotam Ottolenghi and Jonathan Lovekin
(Chronicle Books/Raincoast, $39.95 cl, 9781452101248)

12. Paleo Slow Cooking: Gluten Free Recipes Made Simple, Chrissy Gower and Robb Wolf
(Tuttle Publishing, $34.50 pa, 9781936608690)

13. The 4-Hour Chef, Timothy Ferriss
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Thomas Allen & Son, $39.95 cl, 9780547884592)

14. The Soup Sisters Cookbook, Sharon Hapton and Pierre A. Lamielle
(Appetite by Random House, $22.95 pa, 9780449015599)

15. Jerusalem, Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi
(Appetite by Random House, $39.95 cl, 9780449015674)

16. Quinoa Revolution: Over 150 Healthy, Great-Tasting Recipes under 500 Calories, Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming
(Penguin Canada, $32 pa, 9780143183785)

17. Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook, Sarah Fragoso
(Tuttle Publishing, $33.95 pa, 9781936608638)

18. Crazy Sexy Kitchen, Kris Carr and Chef Chad Sarno
(Hay House/Raincoast, $29.95 cl, 9781401941048)

19. Fifty Shades of Chicken, F.L. Fowler
(Crown Publishing/Random House, $22.95 pa, 9780385345224)

20. Fast Flavours: 110 Simple, Speedy Recipes, Michael Smith
(Penguin Canada, $32 pa, 9780143177647)

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BookNet bestsellers: Canadian fiction

Cathy Marie Buchanan’s novel about one of Degas’ models tops this week’s Canadian fiction bestsellers list.

For the two weeks ending Jan. 27:

1. The Painted Girls, Cathy Marie Buchanan
(HarperCollins Canada, $22.99 pa, 9781443412346)

2. Life of Pi (movie tie-in edition), Yann Martel
(Vintage Canada, $21 pa, 9780307363053)

3. The Imposter Bride, Nancy Richler
(HarperCollins Canada, $17.99 pa, 9781443404037)

4. 419, Will Ferguson
(Viking Canada, $32 cl, 9780670064717)

5. Inside, Alix Ohlin
(House of Anansi Press, $22.95 pa, 9781770892064)

6. Shadow Creek, Joy Fielding
(Doubleday Canada, $22.95 pa, 9780385677363)

7. The Virgin Cure, Ami McKay
(Vintage Canada, $22 pa, 9780676979572)

8. Speaking from among the Bones, Alan Bradley
(Doubleday Canada, $29.95 cl, 9780385668125)

9. Secret Daughter, Shilpi Somaya Gowda
(HarperCollins, $16.99 pa, 9780062262837)

10. The Cat’s Table, Michael Ondaatje
(Vintage Canada, $22 pa, 9780307401427)

11. The Scottish Banker of Surabaya, Ian Hamilton
(Anansi, $19.95 pa, 9781770892347)

12. Away, Jane Urquhart
(McClelland & Stewart, $19.99 pa, 9780771086502)

13. Ru, Kim Thúy
(Vintage Canada $18.95 pa, 9780307359711)

14. Gabriel’s Inferno, Sylvain Reynard
(Berkley/Penguin, $17 pa, 9780425265963)

15. The Purchase, Linda Spalding
(M&S, $29.99 cl, 9780771079351)

16. Revenge of the Vinyl Café, Stuart McLean
(Viking Canada, $32 cl, 9780670064748)

17. Indian Horse, Richard Wagamese
(Douglas & McIntyre, $21.95 pa, 9781553654025)

18. Dear Life, Alice Munro
(M&S, $32.99 cl, 9780771064869)

19. Gabriel’s Rapture, Sylvain Reynard
(Berkley/Penguin, $17 pa, 9780425265956)

20. The Sisters Brothers, Patrick deWitt
(Anansi, $22.95 pa, 9781770890329)

 

 

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