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Richard Wagamese’s Indian Horse has been selected as a finalist for the 2013 CBC Canada Reads.

Richard Wagamese’s Indian Horse has been selected as a finalist for the 2013 CBC Canada Reads.

November 2012

Vancouver, BC – November 29, 2012. Douglas & McIntyre is delighted to announce that Richard Wagamese’s Indian Horse (Douglas & McIntyre, 978-1-55365-402-5, $21.95) has been selected as a finalist for the 2013 CBC Canada Reads.

For 2013 Canada Reads, the focus is on books that best represent literature from all five Canadian "turfs": British Columbia and Yukon, Prairies and North, Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces. Thousands of nominations were suggested and then narrowed down, first to a Top 10 for each region, then a Top 5. Then, the panelists made their picks.

As usual, each of the five titles will be defended by a celebrity panelist, but this time they’ll also be representing a region of the country. Olympic wrestler Carol Huynh is defending Richard Wagamese’s Indian Horse. She is one of Canada's best wrestlers, with 11 Canadian championships, four world titles and two Olympic medals under her belt.

The other contenders and champions are: The Age of Hope (HarperCollins Canada) by David Bergen, defended by hockey commentator Ron MacLean; Away (McClelland & Stewart) by Jane Urquhart, defended by author and historian Charlotte Gray; Two Solitudes (Random House Canada) by Hugh MacLennan, defended by actor Jay Baruchel; and February (House of Anansi Press) by Lisa Moore, defended by comedian Trent McClellan.

The Canada Reads debates airs Feb. 11 -14, 2013 on various CBC platforms.

Update: Indian Horse is the winner of the Canada Reads People's Choice Poll

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