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 THE HERO’S WALK, by Anita Rau Badami (Knopf) — Rising star’s story of a family reunion makes an impact.
4 AFTERIMAGE, by Helen Humphries (HarperFlamingo) — A photographer takes an apprentice with very surprising results.
5 MIDNIGHT ROBBER, by Nalo Hopkinson (Aspect Science Fiction) — Smart speculative tale is 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.
4 TORONTO: CONSIDERING SELF-GOVERNMENT, edited by Mary W. Rowe (Ginger) — Essays probe T.O.’s future as a city state.
5 MY JOURNEY WITH JAKE, by Miriam Edelson (Between the Lines) — Extraordinary true story of a mother caring for her disabled child.