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2020 Holiday Gift GuideBooks make great gifts. Beautiful to look at and to hold, hours of entertainment, and (bonus!) so easy to wrap!

My annual Holiday Gift Guide for Day 6 this year includes two Canadian novels with big heart and some much-needed-in-2020 chuckles, a hopeful big-idea nonfiction book that argues for our inherent human kindness, mouthwatering Northern Thai food for home cooks, and a brilliant story for littles about how the world keeps turning and each of us is important.

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FICTION

Like Rum-Drunk Angels by Tyler Enfield (Goose Lane)

Indians on Vacation by Thomas King (HarperCollins)

NONFICTION

Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman (Little, Brown)

FOOD

Kiin by Nuit Regular (Penguin)

KIDS

You Matter by Christian Robinson (Atheneum)

 

 

2020 Holiday Gift Guide CBC

Another year, another holiday gift guide. It wasn’t my intention to choose books whose covers were so matchy-matchy, but it’s a nice bonus if you want to splurge and buy them all together!

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My top picks for 2019 are:

The Innocents by Michael Crummey – my favourite Canadian novel of the year

Night Boat to Tangier by Kevin Barry – my favourite non-Canadian novel of the year

Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow – already a Pulitzer Prize winner and major buzz book, this book about the journalist’s pursuit of the Harvey Weinstein story reads like a le Carré novel

Agnes, Murderess by Sara Leavitt – an awesome Canadian historical graphic novel with a queer subplot and gothic vibe, this will appeal to teens and adults

Just Because by Mac Barnett illus. Isabelle Arsenault and King Mouse by Cary Fagan illus. Dena Seiferling – two picture books for little kids that tell two very different stories, both about kindness, patience, and the magic of imagination.