Laidlaw Library has 30 of the 40 books chosen for the CBC’s 2012 Canada Reads (and I ordered the other 10 last week). Whereas in the past Canada Reads has been all about fiction, this year’s theme is “True Stories.” The list includes some quite recent books like What Disturbs Our Blood: A Son’s Quest to Redeem the Past (2010) and Trauma Farm: A Rebel History of Rural Life (2009), along with some older books like Farley Mowat’s And No Birds Sang (1979).
Last year was the first time the Canada Reads finalists included a graphic novel, and this year’s Top 40 includes three graphic non-novels, all available at Laidlaw:
- Two Generals
- Tangles: A Story about Alzheimer’s, My Mother, and Me
- Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography