Canada Reads 2022 Longlist

The Canada Reads 2022 longlist is out! 

The panelists and the books they choose to champion will be revealed on January 26. The debates will take place March 28-31, 2022. They will be hosted by Ali Hassan and will be broadcast on CBC Radio OneCBC TVCBC Gem and on CBC Books

Grab your copies at TNRL to get a head start!

The Spoon Stealder by Lesley Crewe

Born into a basket of clean sheets — ruining a perfectly good load of laundry — Emmeline never quite fit in on her family's rural Nova Scotian farm.

Driven by Marcello Di Cintio

In a series of interviews with North American taxi drivers... Marcello Di Cintio seeks out those missed conversations, revealing the untold lives of the people who take us where we want to go.

Washinton Black by Esi Edugyan

A dazzling, original novel of slavery and freedom, from the author of the international bestseller Half-Blood Blues.

What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad

From the widely acclaimed author of American War: a new novel--beautifully written, unrelentingly dramatic, and profoundly moving--that brings the global refugee crisis down to the level of a child's eyes.

Satellite Love by Genki Ferguson

Set in 1999 Japan, Satellite Love is a heartbreaking and beautifully unconventional debut novel about a girl, a boy, and a satellite--and a bittersweet meditation on loneliness, alienation, and what it means to be human.

Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch by Rivka Galchen

1618, in the German duchy of Württemberg. Plague is spreading. The Thirty Years' War has begun, and fear and suspicion are in the air throughout the Holy Roman Empire. In the small town of Leonberg, Katharina Kepler is accused of being a witch.

Five Little Indians by Michelle Good

TNRL's 2022 One Book One Community Selection! Taken from their families when they are very small and sent to a remote, church-run residential school, Kenny, Lucy, Clara, Howie and Maisie are barely out of childhood when they are finally released after years of detention.

Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez

Scarborough offers a raw yet empathetic glimpse into a troubled community that locates its dignity in unexpected places: a neighbourhood that refuses to be undone.

All The Quiet Places by Brian Thomas Isaac

Brian Isaac's powerful debut novel All the Quiet Places is the coming-of-age story of Eddie Toma, an Indigenous (Syilx) boy, told through the young narrator's wide-eyed observations of the world around him.

Dominoes at the Crossroads by Kaie Kellough

In Dominoes at the Crossroads Kaie Kellough maps an alternate nation--one populated by Caribbean Canadians who hopscotch across the country. The characters navigate race, class, and coming-of-age. Seeking opportunity, some fade into the world around them, even as their minds hitchhike, dream, and soar.

Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

1970s, Mexico City. Maite is a secretary who lives for one thing: the latest issue of Secret Romance. While student protests and political unrest consume the city, Maite escapes into stories of passion and danger.

Life in the City of Dirty Water by Clayton Thomas-Müller

An electrifying memoir that braids together the urgent issues of Indigenous rights and environmental policy, from a nationally and internationally recognized activist and survivor.

From My Mother's Back by Njoki Wane

In From My Mother's Back: A Journey from Kenya to Canada, Njoki Wane introduces us to her mother, a woman of deep wisdom, and to all the richness of a life lived between two countries.

We Two Alone by Jack Wang

Set on five continents and spanning nearly a century, We Two Alone traces the long arc and evolution of the Chinese immigrant experience.

Book of Wings by Tawhida Tanya Evanson

In this sweeping, allusive novel, the celebrated poet, dervish, and oral storyteller Tawhida Tanya Evanson comes to terms with what it means to stand on one's own two feet in an uncertain world.

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