Friday, August 19, 2011

Echoes from the Other Land one of the TOP TEN reader's choice for The Scotiabank Giller Prize

CBC Books - The Scotiabank Giller Prize

Week 3: The Top 10


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The Readers' Choice contest has now been running for three weeks and we've received more than 2,000 nominations! It's time for another update on how your nominated books are doing.
Once again, Everything Was Good-bye by Gurjinder Basran is leading the vote, but there's much movement elsewhere in our list. Angie Abdou's The Canterbury Trail moved into second place, while four books have made their way into the Top 10: Myrna Dey's Extensions, Ava Homa's Echoes from the Other Land, Steven Hayward's Don't Be Afraid and Incidents in the Life of Markus Paul by David Adams Richards.

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1. Everything Was Good-bye by Gurjinder Basran (5.3 per cent of total entries)
2. The Canterbury Trail by Angie Abdou (4.4 per cent)
3. Man & Other Natural Disasters by Nerys Parry (3.5 per cent)
4. Hope Burned by Brent LaPorte (3.4 per cent)*
5. Copernicus Avenue by Andrew Borkowski (3.4 per cent) *
6. Extensions by Myrna Dey (3.3 per cent)
7. Echoes from the Other Land by Ava Homa (2.5 per cent)
8. The Time We All Went Marching by Arley McNeney (2.3 per cent)
9. Incidents in The Life of Markus Paul by David Adams Richards (2.1 per cent) +
10. Don't Be Afraid by Steven Hayward (2.1 per cent) +

*Tied for fourth place
+Tied for eighth place


See last week's results here.

Be sure to check out some of the featured nominations here.

Remember, if you haven't submitted a nomination yet, you have until August 28 to do so. We'll be tallying the entries and announcing the Readers' Choice on September 6, the same day the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist is announced. In the meantime, keep visiting CBC Books for updates and upcoming features.

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