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Toronto Book Award Wagers

On a recent Thursday night at the Toronto Reference Library, the Toronto Books Awards marked its 40th edition.

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Bakka Phoenix

  1. RADIANT, Karina Sumner-Smith
  2. PLAY OF SHADOW, Julie E. Czerneda
  3. HAUNTING OF HECK HOUSE, Lesley Livingston & Jonathan Llyr
  4. HOW TO CURSE IN HIEROGLYPHICS, Lesley Livingston & Jonathan Llyr
  5. FUTURE FALLS, Tanya Huff
  6. TURN OF LIGHT, Julie E. Czerneda
  7. VIRGA, Karl Schroeder
  8. PERIPHERAL, William Gibson
  9. CHILD OF A HIDDEN SEA, A.M. Dellamonica
  10. BURNING PARADISE, Robert Charles Wilson
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Ben McNally Books

  1. AN ASTRONAUT’S GUIDE TO LIFE ON EARTH, Chris Hadfield
  2. NOT EXACTLY AS PLANNED, Linda Rosenbaum
  3. PUCKSTRUCK, Stephen Smith
  4. YOU ARE HERE: AROUND THE WORLD IN 92 MINUTES, Chris Hadfield
  5. THE BATTLEFIELD OF ONTARIO POLITICS, Greg Sorbara
  6. RISE TO GREATNESS, Conrad Black
  7. ASCENT OF WOMEN, Sally Armstrong
  8. BUNCH OF PRETTY THINGS, Sarah Lazarovic
  9. RUMOURS OF GLORY, Bruce Cockburn
  10. ALL MY PUNY SORROWS, Miriam Toews
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Type Books

The Queen Street Store

  1. ALL MY PUNY SORROWS, Miriam Toews
  2. US CONDUCTORS, Sean Michaels
  3. HOW SHOULD A PERSON BE, Sheila Heti
  4. TORONTO COOKS, Amy Rosen
  5. JULIA, CHILD, Kyo Maclear
  6. THE TROUBLE WITH BRUNCH, Shawn Micallef
  7. THE ORENDA, Joseph Boyden
  8. CURANTIONISM, David Balzer
  9. WOMEN IN CLOTHES, Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton
  10. PASTORAL, André Alexis
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Bryan Prince Bookseller

  1. ADULT ONSET, Ann-Marie MacDonald
  2. ALL THE WAY: MY LIFE ON ICE, Jordin Tootoo & Stephen Brunt
  3. US CONDUCTORS, Sean Michaels
  4. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL CITY: A LOOK AT HAMILTON & WENTWORTH COUNTY THROUGH PICTURE POST CARDS, Golden Horseshoe Post Card Club
  5. BACK OF THE TURTLE, Thomas King
  6. THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING: CAPITALISM VS THE CLIMATE, Naomi Klein
  7. THE COMEBACK, John Ralston Saul
  8. ALLIGATOR PIE, Dennis Lee
  9. ALL MY PUNY SORROWS, Miriam Toews
  10. DISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT: THE LIFE OF MATTHEW HALTON, CANADA’S VOICE OF WAR, David Halton
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Words Worth Books

  1. GIRL RUNNER, Carrie Snyder
  2. WHERE THE AIR IS SWEET, Tasneem Jamal
  3. STONE MATTRESS, Margaret Atwood
  4. LONG WAY HOME, Louise Penny/span>
  5. WORLD ORDER, Henry Kissinger
  6. THE ROSIE EFFECT, Graeme Simsion
  7. HUMAN AGE, Diane Ackerman
  8. ALL MY PUNY SORROWS, Miriam Toews
  9. WOMEN IN CLOTHES, Ed. Sheila Heti, Leanne Shapton & Heidi Julavitsspan span>
  10. MORNING AFTER, Chantal Hebert

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