Caught by Canadian novelist Lisa Moore earns No. 1 spot in the Amazon.ca Book
editors' list of best books released in Canada (so far)
SEATTLE, WA, July 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Just in time for summer reading
season, Amazon.ca Book editors today unveiled their annual Best Books of the Year So Far list. Customers looking for a new summer read can browse the hand-selected
list of top books from January to June of 2013. This year, Canadian
author Lisa Moore holds the No. 1 spot with her novel Caught.
"Whether you're looking for the next breakout Canadian writer, a
nail-biting thriller, or a sweeping epic, Amazon.ca customers can find
plenty of great summer reads on our Best Books of the Year So Far
list," said Steve Oliver, country manager for Amazon.ca. "The first
half of 2013 has brought a wide array of choices for book lovers and we
look forward to sharing more wonderful novels our customers can enjoy
The Amazon.ca Book editors' favourite title overall, Caught, is Lisa Moore's third novel. She is the acclaimed author of national
best sellers Open and February. February also won this year's Canada Reads competition. Additionally, the Best
Books of the Year So Far list features an epic of the American West, a
novel about second chances and many other books that will keep book
lovers busy reading this summer.
The Amazon.ca Book editors' picks for the top 10 Best Books of the Year
So Far are:
Caught* by Lisa Moore: A thrilling adventure and a superbly written novel.
Customers will enjoy it for the absorbing, suspenseful tale of David
Slaney, a normal guy who chooses to make his way into the drug
business, and for the brilliant sentence-to-sentence writing.
The Son by Philipp Meyer: A multigenerational Western spanning the 1800s
Comanche raids in Texas to the 20th century oil boom, The Son is a towering achievement.
The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud: The story of a suburban middle-aged teacher who never
became the artist she thought she would be -- if this novel were to
have a subtitle, it would be: No More Ms. Nice Guy.
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson: What if you could be born again and again? This
brilliant, multi-layered novel answers that question as Atkinson's
protagonist moves through multiple lives, each one an iteration on the
last, flirting with the balance between choice and fate.
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini: Following The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, Hosseini has written another masterwork, one that moves through war,
separation, birth, death, deceit, and love—illustrating how people's
actions, even the seemingly selfless ones, are shrouded in ambiguity.
Frozen In Time by Mitchell Zuckoff: Two adventures in one… recounting the 1942 crash
(and subsequent struggle to survive) of a U.S. cargo plane crew in
Greenland, and describing the author's own participation in a modern
day mission to uncover the mystery behind their disappearance.
Tenth of December by George Saunders: Saunders' first collection of short stories in six
years introduces his ironic, absurd, profound, and funny style to an
army of new readers.
The Demonologist: A Novel* by Andrew Pyper: This captivating supernatural thriller takes the genre
to a higher level as renowned Miltonian scholar David Ulin is drawn to
a mystery in Venice that eventually has him battling demons, internal
and otherwise, to save his daughter.
Gulp by Mary Roach: Roach is about as entertaining a science writer as
you'll find, and this book about how we ingest food will make you
think, laugh, and wince as she covers all things alimentary.
The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman: Forty years ago, our narrator, who was then a seven
year old boy, unwittingly discovered a neighboring family's
supernatural secret. What follows is an imaginative adventure that
could only come from the magical mind of Neal Gaiman.
* Books with asterisks (*) are by Canadian authors.
A full list of the top 25 Best Books of the Year So Far, which are
available in print and Kindle editions, is available at http://www.amazon.ca/bestbooks2013.
In total, the Amazon.ca Best Books of the Year So Far list features 10
novels by Canadian authors: Caught by Lisa Moore, The Demonologist: A Novel by Andrew Pyper, The Devil and the Detective by John Goldbach, Clear Skies, No Wind, 100% Visibility by Théodora Armstrong, Bone and Bread by Saleema Nawaz, A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki, Canary by Nancy Jo Cullen, The Douglas Notebooks: A Fable by Christine Eddie, Nocturne: On The Life And Death Of My Brother by Helen Humphreys and Mount Pleasant by Don Gillmor.
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