1 WHITE TEETH,by Zadie Smith (Hamilton) -- UK sensation's first novel about culture clash in London is a winner.
2 2 POISONWOOD BIBLE, by Barbara Kingsolver (HarperCollins) -- Perennial favourite author's newest makes a major comeback.
3 3 WHISPERING IN SHADOWS, by Jeannette Armstrong (Theytus) -- First Nations author weaves her novel out of journal fragments and traditional lore.
4 4 AFFINITY, by Sarah Waters (Putnam) -- Excellent follow-up to Tipping The Velvet unfolds in a women's prison.
5 5 LAZARUS RUMBA, by Ernesto Mestre (Picador) -- Probing tale tracks three generations of Cuban women.
1 DJ CULTURE, by Ulf Poschardt (Quartet) -- Hot new analysis of life inside the spin zone.
2 2 IN A SUNBURNED COUNTRY, by Bill Bryson (Duke) -- Whip-smart travel guru goes to Australia.
3 3 FROM HOPE TO HARRIS, by R.D. Gidney (U of T) -- Gidney takes aim at Harris's dismantling of the education system in Ontario.
4 4 LOST IN THE SUBURBS,by Stephen Dale (Stoddart) --Former NOW writer lucidly analyzes why 905ers behave the way they do.
5 5 THE DARK SIDE OF THE NATION, by Himani Bannerji (Canadian Scholars) -- Sharp Canuck critic revisits the meaning of multiculturalism.