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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. SHADOW SCALE, Rachel Hartman
  2. TRANSCENDENT, Lesley Livingston
  3. HOW TO CURSE IN HIEROGLYPHICS, Lesley Livingston and Jonathan Llyr
  4. HAUNTING OF HECK HOUSE, Lesley Livingston and Jonathan Llyr
  5. BROWN GIRL IN THE RING, Nalo Hopkinson
  6. STARLING, Lesley Livingston
  7. VN, Madeline Ashby
  8. STORY OF OWEN, E.K. Johnston
  9. JUST CITY, Jo Walton
  10. SERAPHINA, Rachel Hartman
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Ben McNally Books

  1. BUYING A BETTER WORLD, Anna Porter
  2. CHILDREN OF THE TIDE, Jon Redfern
  3. MIDDLE KINGDOM, MIDDLE POWER, David Mulroney
  4. THEY LEFT US EVERYTHING, Plum Johnson
  5. ONE DAY IN AUGUST, David O'Keeffe
  6. THRICE BURNED, Angela Misri
  7. STAGE BUSINESS, Gerry Fostaty
  8. BOUNDLESS, Kathleen Winter
  9. UNDER THE VISIBLE LIFE, Kim Echlin
  10. DIGITAL MOSAIC, David Taras
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Type Books

The Queen Street Store

  1. ALL MY PUNY SORROWS, Miriam Toews
  2. STATION ELEVEN, Emily St. John Mandel
  3. RU, Kim Thuy
  4. THE INCONVENIENT INDIAN, Thomas King
  5. HOW SHOULD A PERSON BE, Sheila Heti
  6. CURATIONISM, David Balzer
  7. WHEN EVERYTHING FEELS LIKE THE MOVIES, Raziel Reid
  8. US CONDUCTORS, Sean Michaels
  9. FROG MUSIC, Emma Donoghue
  10. TORONTO COOKS, Amy Rosen
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Bryan Prince Bookseller

  1. RU, Km Thuy
  2. THE EVENING CHORUS, Helen Humphreys
  3. ALL MY PUNY SORROWS, Miriam Toews
  4. THE EDUCATION OF AUGIE MERASTY: A RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL MEMOIR, Joseph Auguste Merasty
  5. BOUNDLESS, Kenneth Oppel
  6. THE BRAIN'S WAY OF HEALING: REMARKABLE DISCOVERIES AND RECOVERIES FROM THE FRONTIERS OF NEUROPLASTICITY, Norman Doidge
  7. STATION ELEVEN, Emily St. John Mandel
  8. THEY LEFT US EVERYTHING, Plum Johnson
  9. THE INCONVENIENT INDIAN, Thomas King
  10. SEDUCED BY MODERNITY: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF MARGARET WATKINS, Mary O'Connor and Katherine Tweedie
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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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Two for the Road

Wayne Grady and Merilyn Simonds launched their new book, Breakfast at the Exit Cafe: Travels Through America, at the Kingston WritersFest in September. When Merilyn and I mount the Kingston WritersFest stage with Marie-Louise Gay and David Homel t
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