It’s best-of-the-year time: our roundup of 2017 titles covers all the genres — memoir, sci-fi, essay, and literary fiction — with each selection offering a blend of superb writing and compelling narrative. Have a look and choose a book — or two. You still have time to read them while they’re hot.
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Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death and Hard Truths in a Northern City, by Tanya Talaga
When Toronto Star reporter Talaga went to Thunder Bay in 2011 to interview the grand chief of Nishnawbe Aski Nation about the upcoming federal election, he kept asking her: “Why aren’t you writing about Jordan Wabasse?” Here, she has. Talaga has also written about the six other Indigenous high school students who died in the northern Ontario city between 2000 and 2011. –D.I.
Read Chatelaine‘s interview with Tanya Talaga