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Canada Reads Top 40 Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade


Canadians around the world sent in their suggestions through CBC's recommendation form, e-mail, Facebook and Twitter. More than 6,000 nominations came in and listeners voted for 400 different novels of every genre: science fiction, mystery, romance, young adult and more. Here's the Top 40 list as chosen by CBC Radio listeners in 2010.

MacDonald, Ann-Marie
The way the crow flies

Atwood, Margaret
The year of the flood

Boyden, Joseph
Through black spruce

Shields, Carol

Fallis, Terry.
The best laid plans

McKay, Ami
The birth house

Vanderhaeghe, Guy
The last crossing

Urquhart, Jane
The stone carvers

Hay, Elizabeth
Late nights on air

Martel, Yann.
Life of Pi

Atwood, Margaret
Oryx and Crake

Donoghue, Emma

Wright, Richard B.
Clara Callan

Grant, Jessica
Come, thou tortoise

Lawson, Mary
Crow Lake

Lemire, Jeff.
Tales from the farm

Pick, Alison
Far to go

Moore, Lisa Lynne

Crummey, Michael.