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Local writer Angie Abdou, author of Anything Boys Can Do, The Bone Cage, and in spring of 2011 The Canterbury Trail, has made the Top 10 of CBC’s Canada Read’s.

Angie posted a big “thanks” for Fernie! and “I love you too” in appreciation of the support.

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The Canada Reads Top 10 features:

The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis
The Birth House by Ami McKay
The Bone Cage by Angie Abdou
The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
Bottle Rocket Hearts by Zoe Whittall
Essex County by Jeff Lemire
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Pattern Recognition by William Gibson
Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden
Unless by Carol Shields

Life of Pi was a Canada Reads finalist in 2003, Three Day Road was a finalist in 2006, while The Book of Negroes won the competition in 2009.

This year, the annual literary debate is doing things a bit differently, and not without a bit of controversy. Readers were first asked to nominate their favourite novels (no short story or poetry collections) published in the last 10 years. The leading vote-getters were named to a Top 40 list. Readers were then asked to vote again, producing the above list of 10. The five panelists will be asked to each chose and defend a book from the above list. The five finalists and their defenders will be revealed on November 24.

Here are Angie’s answers to 10 questions from CBC.

For more information on Angie Abdou please visit

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