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BookNet bestsellers: Canadian fiction

Yann Martel’s 2001 novel Life of Pi tops this week’s bestsellers’ list thanks to the film adaptation, which was just nominated for 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

For the two weeks ending Jan. 6:

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

2. 419, Will Ferguson
(Viking Canada, $32 cl, 9780670064717)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Dear Life, Alice Munro
(McClelland & Stewart, $32.99 cl, 9780771064869)

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

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

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

14. The Midwife of Venice, Roberta Rich
(Anchor Canada, $22.95 pa, 9780385668279)

15. The Beautiful Mystery, Louise Penny
(St. Martin’s Press/Raincoast, $27.99 cl, 9780312655464)

16. The Headmaster’s Wager, Vincent Lam
(Doubleday Canada, $32.95 cl, 9780385661454)

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

18. Trust Your Eyes, Linwood Barclay
(Doubleday Canada, $22 pa, 9780385669573)

19. Room, Emma Donoghue
(HarperCollins Canada, $19.99 pa, 9781554688326)

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

 

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