The Amnesty International Book Club 2016 Readers’ Choice award is now open for voting. Book club members were invited to nominate a Canadian novel they admire, from which this short list has been created. Voting closes on October 31st. The winner will be featured this December 2016.
Now in its third year with nearly 5000 members, the Amnesty International Book Club continues to spark discussion around Canadian literature and worldwide human rights issues. Renowned guest authors such as Nino Ricci, Joseph Boyden, Madeline Thein, Marina Endicott, and Lawrence Hill continue to join them in exploring our nation’s literary landscape and taking readers beyond everyday book club discussions.
Last year’s selection was The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King.
Here are the short-listed titles for the organization’s award this year:
- Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis
- The Law of Dreams by Peter Behrens
- The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
- The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan
- Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWitt
- Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb
- Where the Air is Sweet by Tasneem Jamal
- We’re All in This Together by Amy Jones
- Birdie by Tracey Lindberg
- Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese