Recognizing the best talent in the Canadian book industry, the Canadian Booksellers Association's Libris Awards were presented on June 12 during BookExpo Canada 2006. Discover some outstanding Canadian literature, all at great prices from AbeBooks.

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The Winner

Three Day Road

Joseph Boyden

Three Day Road

It is 1919, and Niska, the last Oji-Cree medicine woman to live off the land, has received word that one of the two boys she grudgingly saw off to war has returned. She leaves her home in the bush of Northern Ontario to retrieve him, only to discover that the one she expected is actually the other. Xavier Bird, her sole living relation, gravely wounded and addicted to the army's morphine, hovers somewhere between the living world and that of the dead. As Niska paddles him the three days home, she realizes that all she can offer in her attempt to keep him alive is her words, the stories of her life.
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The Winner

Race Against Time

Stephen Lewis

Race Against Time

Lewis's determination to bear witness to the desperate plight of so many in Africa and elsewhere is balanced by his unique, personal, and often searing insider's perspective on our ongoing failure to help. In Race Against Time, Stephen Lewis probes the appalling gap between vision and current reality. But he also offers bracingly attainable solutions to help us avoid what will otherwise be a terrible stain on the record of human achievement in the twenty-first century.
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The Girls

Lori Lansens

The Girls

In her second novel, Lori Lansens has created two characters who are forever dependent on one another, yet distinctly independent. Rose and Ruby are twenty-nine-year-old conjoined twins, and Rose the aspiring writer decides to pen an autobiography. Ruby points out that Rose's story is also her story, so together they recount their lives. Their story is unforgettable, and so too are these extraordinary girls.
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The Golden Spruce: The True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed

John Vaillant

John Vaillant goes into the heart of North America's last great forest. He profiles the logger-turned-activist who brought down the golden spruce, the only tree of its kind, in protest of the forest's destruction. The tree, a fascinating puzzle to scientists, was sacred to the Haida, a fierce seafaring tribe based in the Queen Charlottes. Vaillant recounts the bloody history of the Haida and the early fur trade, and provides harrowing details of the logging industry.
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The Time in Between

David Bergen

The Time in Between

In search of love, absolution, or forgiveness, Charles Boatman leaves the Fraser Valley of British Columbia and returns mysteriously to Vietnam, the country where he fought twenty-nine years earlier as a young, reluctant soldier. But his new encounters seem irreconcilable with his memories. Moving between father and daughter, the present and the past, The Time in Between is a luminous novel about one family, two cultures, and a profound emotional journey in search of elusive answers.
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The Secret Mulroney Tapes: Unguarded Confessions of a Prime Minister

Peter C. Newman

The Secret Mulroney Tapes

The Secret Mulroney Tapes is an outrageous and intimate portrait of a Canadian prime minister, as told in his own words. There has never been a political book like this, and there will almost certainly never be another. Which Canadian city is plagued with "goddamn incest?" Which premier is "an unprincipled son of a bitch?" This book provides Canadians with a unique insight into the bold politician who changed their country like no other.
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Author of the Year

David Bergen  

 

Book Design of the Year

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Children's Author of the Year

Robert Munsch
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