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CBC Canada Reads 2013!

It's that time of year again! CBC Canada Reads with Jian Ghomeshi is back with a twist — this year each of the five chosen books represents a region of Canada, with each panellist hailing from the region he or she is defending. Will regional tensions make for a literary bloodbath? Only tuning into CBC Radio from February 11 to 14 will let you know.

But first you have to check out the finalists and pick your horse in this bookish race. We at Open Book want to know! Are you rooting for Richard? Loyal to Lisa?

Check out the finalists and their defenders below and then click through to our new poll to tell us who you're cheering for!

CBC Canada Reads 2013 Finalists:

  • Representing British Columbia and Yukon: Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese (Douglas & McIntyre)

    Defended by Olympian Carol Huynh

  • Representing Prairies and North: The Age of Hope by David Bergen (HarperCollins Canada)

    Defended by sportscaster Ron MacLean

  • Representing Ontario: Away by Jane Urquhart (McClelland & Stewart)

    Defended by writer and academic Charlotte Gray

  • Representing Quebec: Two Solitudes by Hugh MacLennan (McClelland & Stewart)

    Defended by actor Jay Baruchel

  • Representing Atlantic Provinces: February by Lisa Moore (House of Anansi)

    Defended by comedian Trent McClellan

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