Canada Reads 2014 Top Ten Novels

Transatlantic offers special congratulations to all the authors who are on the list of CBC Books Canada Reads Top Ten novels which includes:

Annabel
by Kathleen Winter
Annabeltwo parents and a trusted neighbour are the only three people who know the truth about a child born in 1968 into the beautiful, spare environment of remote coastal Labrador

Annabel has been published in:
Canada (English): House of Anansi; UK(incl. Aus/NZ): Jonathan Cape; US (English): Grove Atlantic; Brazil: Novo Fronteira; China (simplified rights): Beijing Green Beans Books Company;
China (complex rights): Ten Points Publishing;
France (ex. Quebec): Editions Christian Bourgois; Germany: btb (Random House); Hebrew: Matar Publishing House; Italy: Bompiani; Netherlands: The House of Books; Norway: Forlaget Oktober; Portugal: ASA Editores; Quebec: Editions Du Boreal; Romania: Polirom; Spain (including Basque edition): Erein Argitaletxea; Sweden: Kabusa; Audio, North America: Recorded Books

Finalist, 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Prize, and the Governor General’s Literary Award
Finalist, 2011 International Orange Prize
Finalist, 2011 IMPAC Prize
Winner, Thomas Head Raddall Award
New York Times Editor’s Choice
Top Book: Oprah Magazine, Globe & Mail, Amazon.ca, Quill & Quire, and Amazon.ca

“A book like this, its topic and beautiful language, the unrelenting sorrow, Winter’s insightful characterizations and utter sensitivity, is difficult to do justice to with these few words. I simply want to tell people: read this book. Read it though you know little or nothing about its subject or the author. It will open you up. It will change you.”
– Ottawa Citizen

“Read it because it’s a story told with sensitivity to language that compels to the last page, and read it because it asks the most existential of questions. Stripped of the trappings of gender, [Kathleen] Winter asks, what are we?”
– The Globe and Mail


What the Body Remembers
by Shauna Singh Baldwin

a 16-year-old girl becomes the second wife of a wealthy landowner in Northwest India in 1937 in a novel that is both poetic and political

What the Body Remembers has been published in:
English Canada (Knopf, 1999)
United States (Nan Talese/Doubleday/Anchor Books), UK (Transworld), Greece (Psichogios), Germany (Bertelsmann), France (Editions du Seuil), Bulgaria (Prozoretz), India (Rupa), Spain (Editorial Anagrama), Catalan (Enciclopedia Catalana), Israel (Keter)
Holland (De Geus), Italy (Mondadori), Poland (Proszynski I Ska), Turkey (Epsilon Yanyincilik), Audio edition (Goose Lane Editions)

Commonwealth Prize for Best Book (Canada/Caribbean), 2000
Longlist, Orange Prize, 1999
Editor’s Choice, Village Voice Literary Supplement 1999
Outstanding Achievement Literary Award, Wisconsin Library Journal Commonwealth Prize for Best Book (Canada/Caribbean), 2000
Longlist, Orange Prize, 1999
Editor’s Choice, Village Voice Literary Supplement 1999
Forty-six weeks on the National bestseller lists in Canada (National Post, Maclean’s, Toronto Star, Edmonton Journal)
National bestseller in India (Worldwide News India), South Africa

“An epic of heartbreak and honour set in Northwest India in the dying light of the Raj…. Painstakingly researched, its characters frankly convincing, and set against a rich backdrop of gods, politics and tradition, this novel earned its Montreal-born author the Commonwealth Writers Prize 2000 for Best Book in Canada and the Caribbean.”
– National Post, Dec. 30/2000

“[A]n impressive first novel, hype or no hype. Baldwin’s passion for re-membering her dis-membered homeland, and her desire to tell women’s version, propel the last half of the novel and make it particularly potent.”
– Quill & Quire