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Whether it is a classic or a new tale, it is always great to read Canadian.

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Whittall, Zoe, author.
George Woodbury, beloved husband, father and teacher, is accused of sexual-assault at his prep school. His family and the community are shocked by the accusations. His family struggles with defending the man they love, while also considering the possibility of his guilt. 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist.
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Price, Steven, 1976- author.
In the twisting alleyways and endless slums of 1885 London, Edward Shade, a notorious thief and criminal mastermind stalks his victims. Two men, searching for Shade for different reasons, will join forces to finally track him down.
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Lee, Jen Sookfong, author.
Grieving the recent death of her mother, Jessica Campbell begins sorting through her mother's belongings. She makes a grisly discovery when she finds the bodies of two teenage girls in her mother's freezer. Jessica remembers the two foster children that her family took in during the 1980s. After living with them for 6 weeks, the girls disappeared and were believed to have run away. As Jessica looks into their past, she also begins to question everything she thought she knew about her family.
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Thien, Madeleine, 1974- author.
Told through two generations, from 1940s China to present day, a mathematician living in present-day Vancouver tries to piece together her family history. She learns about the lives of those who lived through Mao's Cultural Revolution and their children, who became the students protesting in Tiananmen Square.
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Alexis, André, 1957- author.
During a bet, the Greek gods Hermes and Apollo, grant human consciousness to fifteen dogs in a Toronto veterinary clinic. As the gods watch from above, the dogs are torn between continuing with their old dog ways or embracing a new life, with new thoughts and feelings. Winner of both the 2015 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize.
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Hill, Lawrence, 1957-
In a fictional land, running is synonymous with wealth and security. All Keita wants to do is run. He flees his brutal home life, to live as an illegal refugee surviving on winnings from local races. If caught, the government will send Keita home and he will be executed if he is deported. To survive Keita goes underground, just as a series of crises result in a need for him to earn quick money.
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McKay, Ami, 1968- author.
Two hundred years after the Salem witch trials, Adelaide Thom (Moth from The Virgin Cure) has opened a tea shop with another young witch, selling cures, potions and fortunes to Manhattan's high society ladies. When a young woman, named Beatrice, begins working at the tea shop, strange occurrences begin to happen. Beatrice sees and hears things no one else can. Is Beatrice touched by magic or simply losing her mind?
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Donoghue, Emma, 1969-
A village in 1850s Ireland is mystified when, Anna, an eleven-year-old girl has been fasting for months, but still appears healthy. Many call it a miracle, while an English nurse sets out to discover if it is in fact divine intervention or a con.