Saturday, October 15, 2016

LRC says these are the top 25 books
of the past 25 years

The Literary Review of Canada (known commonly as LRC) has published its list of what it considers the list of the best 25 books published in the past 25 years, since LRC was launched. As with all such lists, there will be agreements and disagreements about the choices, which are drawn from the almost half a million books published in that  period. Each book in the list is accompanied by a presenter's perspective.

A Short History of Progress
by Ronald Wright
Presented by Charlie Foran

Kiss of the Fur Queen
by Thomson Highway
Presented by Margaret Atwood

Generation X
by Douglas Coupland
Presented by Adam Sternbergh

Citizen of the World and Just Watch Me:
The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau

by John English
Presented by Michael Valpy

Boom, Bust and Echo
by David Foot with Daniel Stoffman
Presented by Michael Adams

Shake Hands with the Devil
by Roméo Dallaire
Presented by Thomas Axworthy

Clearing the Plains:
Disease, Politics of Starvation and the Loss of Aboriginal Lifeby James Daschuk
Presented by Niigaan Sinclair

Shooting the Hippo: Death by Deficit and other Canadian Myths
by Linda McQuaig
Presented by Bruce Campbell

Sisters in the Wilderness
by Charlotte Gray
Presented by Alissa York

A Fine Balance
by Rohinton Mistry
Presented by Rashi Khilnani

Nation Maker:
John A. MacDonald: His Life, Our Times
by Richard Gwyn
Presented by Patrice Dutil

Fire and Ice:
The United States, Canada and the Myth of Converging Values
by Michael Adams
Presented by Dimitry Anastakis

The Better Angels of Our Nature:
Why Violence has Declined
by Stephen Pinker
Presented by Erna Paris

The Book of Negroes
by Lawrence Hill
Presented Grace Westcott

Paris 1919: Six months that Changed the World
by Margaret MacMillan
Presented by Jane Hilderman

No Logo
by Naomi Klein
Presented by Derrick O’Keefe

Alias Grace
by Margaret Atwood
Presented by David Staines

The Unconscious Civilization
by John Ralston Saul
Presented by Bronwyn Drainie

The Tipping Point
by Malcolm Gladwell
Presented by Ibi Kaslik

The Brain That Changes Itself
by Norman Doidge
Presented by Lawrence Scanlan

Dark Age Ahead
by Jane Jacobs
Presented by Suanne Kelman

Blood and Belonging:
Journeys into the New Nationalism
by Michael Ignatieff
Presented by Nahlah Ayed

The Love of a Good Woman
by Alice Munro
Presented by Judy Stoffman

The Inconvenient Indian
by Thomas King
Presented by Lee Maracle

A Secular Age
by Charles Taylor
Presented by David Cayley

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