Rating: NNNNN FICTION 1 ANIL'S GHOST, by Michael Ondaatje (McClelland & Stewart) -- Follow-up to The English Patient immediately rises.
1 ANIL’S GHOST, by Michael Ondaatje (McClelland & Stewart) — Follow-up to The English Patient immediately rises to the top of every best-seller list.
2 HIGH FIDELITY, by Nick Hornby (Riverhead) — New film version gooses sales of this comic novel about a record collector.
3 ELIZABETH AND AFTER, by Matt Cohen (Vintage) — Short stories from the late Governor General’s Award winner.
4 THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, by Catherine Bush (HarperCollins) — New novel keeps local author’s career on trajectory toward stardom.
5 MIDNIGHT ROBBER,by Nalo Hopkinson (Aspect Science Fiction) — Smart tale set in 21st-century Toronto.
1 A HEARTBREAKING WORK OF STAGGERING GENIUS, by Dave Eggers (Simon & Shuster) — Memoir tracks powerful tale of a young orphan.
2 SHARING THE WORK, SPARING THE PLANET, by Anders Hayden (Between the Lines) — Canuck prof makes eco argument for a shorter workweek.
3 WE WANT SOME TOO, by Hal Niedzviecki (Penguin) — T.O. scenester argues that mass culture can be reclaimed and imbued with authenticity.
4 NO LOGO, by Naomi Klein (Knopf) — Savvy homegrown commentator predicts global rebellion against branding.
5 TORONTO: CONSIDERING SELF-GOVERNMENT, edited by Mary W. Rowe (Ginger) — Essays probe T.O.’s future as a city state.