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Top 100 English-Canadian Books

Top 25

The top English-Canadian books as chosen by the University of Toronto Bookstore Review in April 1999.

  1. The Diviners, by Margaret Laurence (1974)
  2. The Wars, by Timothy Findley (1977)
  3. Lives of Girls & Women, by Alice Munro (1971)
  4. Apprenticeship Duddy Kravitz, by Mordecai Richler (1959)
  5. Beautiful Losers, by Leonard Cohen (1966)
  6. The Stone Diaries, by Carol Shields (1987)
  7. The Stone Angel, by Margaret Laurence (1964)
  8. Fifth Business, by Robertson Davies (1970)
  9. The Edible Woman, by Margaret Atwood (1969)
  10. The Hockey Sweater and Other Stories, by Roch Carrier (1979)
  11. In the Skin of A Lion, by Michael Ondaatje (1987)
  12. The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje (1992)
  13. Anne of Green Gables, by L. M. Montgomery(1908)
  14. Who Has Seen the Wind, by W. O. Mitchell (1947)
  15. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, by Stephen Leacock (1912)
  16. A Fine Balance, by Rohinton Mistry (1995)
  17. Alligator Pie, by Dennis Lee (1974)
  18. The Hidden Room: Collected Poems, by P. K. Page (1997)
  19. Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang, by Mordecai Richler (1975)
  20. The Canadian Oxford Dictionary edited, by Katharine Barber (1998)
  21. Never Cry Wolf, by Farley Mowat (1963)
  22. Fall on Your Knees, by Ann-Marie MacDonald (1996)
  23. The Great Code, by Northrop Frye (1982)
  24. Gutenberg Galaxy, by Marshall McLuhan (1962)
  25. Survival, by Margaret Atwood (1972)

Remaining 75

The honourable mentions, sorted in alphabetical order by the author’s last name.

As selected by Tricia Kenderdine, manager of the Victoria University Bookstore; Annette Knott, children’s book buyer for the U of T Bookstore; Nicholas Pashley, editor of The U of T Bookstore Review and Purchasing Manager of the U of T Bookstore; and Nick Power and Maylin Scott, co-ordinators of the U of T Bookstore Reading Series.

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