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60 Books Every Canadian Should Read

Here is a book 'bucket list' for every Canadian (or aspiring Canadian) to read before they die. It was compiled with books cited in at least two or more of the following lists of noteworthy books written by Canadians: CBC's 100 Novels that Make You Proud to be a Canadian (2015); Today's Parent's 100 Best Canadian Kids Books (2015); Ballast's 50 Greatest Canadian Books of All Time (2014); Good Reads - 100 Canadian Books to Read in a Lifetime (2014); QwiLit's The Great White North: 25 Classic Canadian Novels (2013); Globe and Mail's Best Canadian Fiction (2013); Maclean's Top 10 Canadian Books of the Decade (2009); and The Literary Review of Canada's (LRC) 100 - Canada's Most Important Books (2006).
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A Complicated Kindness (Miriam Toews)
A Complicated Kindness (Miriam Toews)
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A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
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Alias Grace (Margaret Atwood)
Alias Grace (Margaret Atwood)
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Alligator Pie (Dennis Lee)
Alligator Pie (Dennis Lee)
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Annabel
Annabel
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Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Green Gables
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A Tale for the Time Being
A Tale for the Time Being
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Barney's Version
Barney's Version
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Bear (Marian Engel)
Bear (Marian Engel)
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Beautiful Losers
Beautiful Losers
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Come, Thou Tortoise (Jessica Grant)
Come, Thou Tortoise (Jessica Grant)
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De Niro's Game
De Niro's Game
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Dry Lips Ought to Move to Kapuskasing (Tomson Highway)
Dry Lips Ought to Move to Kapuskasing (Tomson Highway)
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Fall on Your Knees
Fall on Your Knees
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February
February
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Fifth Business
Fifth Business
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Fruit: A Novel About a Boy and His Nipples (Brian Francis)
Fruit: A Novel About a Boy and His Nipples (Brian Francis)
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Fugitive Pieces
Fugitive Pieces
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Generation X (Douglas Coupland)
Generation X (Douglas Coupland)
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Green Grass, Running Water (Thomas King)
Green Grass, Running Water (Thomas King)
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Half-Blood Blues
Half-Blood Blues
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Indian Horse
Indian Horse
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In the Skin of a Lion
In the Skin of a Lion
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Kamouraska
Kamouraska
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Kiss of the Fur Queen
Kiss of the Fur Queen
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Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
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Lives of Girls and Women
Lives of Girls and Women
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Lullabies for Little Criminals (Heather O'neill)
Lullabies for Little Criminals (Heather O'neill)
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Mercy Among the Children
Mercy Among the Children
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Nègres Blancs D'amérique De Pierre Vallières
Nègres Blancs D'amérique De Pierre Vallières
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Neuromancer (William Gibson)
Neuromancer (William Gibson)
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No Great Mischief (Alistair Macleod)
No Great Mischief (Alistair Macleod)
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Naomi Klein, No LOGO /On No LOGO/
Naomi Klein, No LOGO /On No LOGO/
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Obasan (Joy Kogawa)
Obasan (Joy Kogawa)
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Owls in the Family (Farley Mowat)
Owls in the Family (Farley Mowat)
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Roughing It in the Bush
Roughing It in the Bush
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Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town
Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town
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The Antagonist by Lynn Coady
The Antagonist by Lynn Coady
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The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (Mordecai Richler)
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (Mordecai Richler)
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The Bishop's Man
The Bishop's Man
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