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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. PRAIRIE FIRE, E.K. Johnston
  2. STORY OF OWEN, E.K. Johnston
  3. JUST CITY, Jo Walton
  4. VIRGA, Karl Schroeder
  5. MY REAL CHILDREN, Jo Walton
  6. TRANSCENDENT, Lesley Livingston
  7. TOUCH, Michelle Sagara
  8. RADIANT, Karina Sumner-Smith
  9. SERAPHINA, Rachel Hartman
  10. BLINDSIGHT, Peter Watts
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Ben McNally Books

  1. HUNGER OF THE WOLF, Stephen Marche
  2. HUMANS 3.0, Peter Nowak
  3. PERFORMING UNDER PRESSURE, J.P. Pawliw-Fry
  4. CLOSE BEFORE STRIKING, Priscilla Uppal
  5. BEST CANADIAN ESSAYS, Christopher Doda, Editor
  6. RYDER, Nick Pengelley
  7. BEST CANADIAN POETRY, Molly Peacock, Editor
  8. BREWED IN JAPAN, Jeffrey Alexander
  9. EVENING CHORUS, Helen Humphreys
  10. MEDICINE WALK, Richard Wagamese
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Type Books

The Queen Street Store

  1. WHEN EVERYTHING FEELS LIKE THE MOVIES, Raziel Reid
  2. CURATIONSIM, David Balzer
  3. THE TROUBLE WITH BRUNCH, Shawn Micallef
  4. WOMEN IN CLOTHES, Sheila Heiti, Leanne Shapton, Heidi Julavits
  5. TORONTO COOKS, Amy Rosen
  6. STATION ELEVEN, Emily St. John Mandel
  7. THE DEVIL YOU KNOW, Elisabeth De Mariaffi
  8. THE INCONVENIENT INDIAN, Thomas King
  9. THE ORENDA, Joseph Boyden
  10. HOW SHOULD A PERSON BE?, Sheila Heti
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Bryan Prince Bookseller

  1. THE EVENING CHORUS, Helen Humphreys
  2. ALL MY PUNY SORROWS, Miriam Toews
  3. THE DEVIL YOU KNOW, Elisabeth de Mariaffi
  4. THE BRAIN’S GOT A WAY OF HEALING, Norman Doidge
  5. GIRL ON THE TRAIN, Paula Hawkins
  6. THE DAMNED, Andrew Pyper
  7. STATION ELEVEN, Emily St. John Mandel
  8. NEIL FLAMBÉ & THE BARD’S BANQUET, Kevin Sylvester
  9. CHIMNEY SWEEPERS COME TO DUST, Alan Bradley
  10. AND THE BIRDS RAINED DOWN, Jocelyne Saucier
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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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