The bestselling books in Canada for the week ending Might 11, 2022

Politics intersects with sports activities in “1972: The Collection that Modified Hockey Eternally,” which celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of Canada’s victory over the USSR within the tense eight-game Summit Collection. Veteran hockey commentator Scott Morrison couldn’t have picked a greater time for a narrative of Canada besting Russia. It debuts at No. 3 on the Non-Fiction checklist. Bonus: a full of life foreword by the good Phil Esposito.

The Holocaust has lengthy been a e-book class unto itself, and there are at present three such books on the lists. “Daughters of the Occupation,” by Oakville author Shelly Sanders bases her novel on a real story a few younger lady named Miriam who escapes the 1941 Latvian bloodbath when 30,000 Jews have been killed over two days. The story alternates between Miriam’s story and her granddaughter’s in 1976. It’s having fun with a run on the Canadian Fiction checklist, this week at No. 9. One other story of intergenerational trauma is “Kiss the Crimson Stairs: The Holocaust, As soon as Eliminated,” by Globe and Mail arts author Marsha Lederman. It debuts this week at No. 8 on the Canadian Non-Fiction checklist. And 91-year-old Montreal author Maxwell Sensible’s “The Boy within the Woods,” about hiding within the Polish (now Ukraine) woods as an 11-year-old. In strikes up within the Canadian Non-Fiction checklist from No. 5 final week to No. 1 this week.

-Sarah Murdoch

The bestseller lists are compiled by Toronto Star Newspapers Restricted from data supplied by BookNet Canada’s nationwide gross sales monitoring service, BNC SalesData.


1. Ebook Lovers, Emily Henry, Berkley (1)*

2. It Ends with Us, Colleen Hoover, Atria (36)

3. The Diamond Eye, Kate Quinn, William Morrow (7)

4. Verity, Colleen Hoover, Grand Central (18)

5. 22 Seconds, James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, Little Brown (1)

6. Watch Out for Her, Samantha M. Bailey, Simon & Schuster (2)

7. The Paris Condominium, Lucy Foley, William Morrow (11)

8. Ebook of Night time, Holly Black, Tor (1)

9. The Final Summer time, Karen Swan, Macmillan (1)

10. The Ebook of Misplaced Phrases, Pip Williams, Ballantine (1)


1. The Palace Papers, Tina Brown, Doubleday Canada (3)

2. The Boy within the Woods, Maxwell Sensible, HarperCollins (2)

3. Freezing Order, Invoice Browder, Simon & Schuster (5)

4. Atlas of the Coronary heart, Brené Brown, Random Home (21)

5. Discovering Me, Viola Davis, HarperOne (2)

6. 22 Murders, Paul Palango, Random Home Canada (5)

7. 1972: The Collection that Modified Hockey Eternally, Scott Morrison, Simon & Schuster (1)

8. Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed (70)

9. Out of the Nook, Jennifer Gray, Ballantine (1)

10. Out of doors Children in an Inside World, Steven Rinella, Random Home (1)


1. Watch Out for Her, Samantha M. Bailey, Simon & Schuster

2. 5 Little Indians, Michelle Good, Harper Perennial

3. On the lookout for Jane, Heather Marshall, Simon & Schuster

4. Sea of Tranquility, Emily St. John Mandel, HarperCollins Canada

5. Bluebird, Genevieve Graham, Simon & Schuster

6. Scarborough, Catherine Hernandez, Arsenal Pulp

7. The Maid, Nita Prose, Viking

8. The Darkness within the Gentle, Daniel Kalla, Simon & Schuster

9. Daughters of the Occupation, Shelly Sanders, Patrick Crean

10. The Vanished Days, Susanna Kearsley, Simon & Schuster


1. The Boy within the Woods, Maxwell Sensible, HarperCollins Canada

2. 22 Murders, Paul Palango, Random Home Canada

3. 1972: The Collection that Modified Hockey Eternally, Scott Morrison, Simon & Schuster

4. Cat and Nat’s Mother Secrets and techniques, Catherine Belknap, Natalie Telfer, Penguin Canada

5. 12 Guidelines for Life, Jordan B. Peterson, Random Home Canada

6. 21 Issues You Might Not Know concerning the Indian Act, Bob Joseph, Indigenous Relations

7. Run In the direction of the Hazard, Sarah Polley, Hamish Hamilton

8. Kiss the Crimson Stairs, Marsha Lederman, McClelland & Stewart

9. That is Assisted Dying, Stefanie Inexperienced, Scribner

10. If I Cry I’ll Fill the Ocean, Ida Linehan Younger, Flanker


1. Cat Child Comedian Membership: On Objective (Cat Child Comedian Membership #3), Dav Pilkey, Graphix

2. Heartstopper (Vol. 1), Alice Oseman, Graphix

3. Heartstopper (Vol. 3), Alice Oseman, Graphix

4. Heartstopper (Vol. 2), Alice Oseman, Graphix

5. Remarkably Ruby, Terri Libenson, HarperCollins

6. Heartstopper (Vol. 4), Alice Oseman, Graphix

7. The Flames of Hope (Wings of Fireplace #15), Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic

8. InvestiGators: Braver and Boulder (InvestiGators #4), John Patrick Inexperienced, First Second

9. Nationwide Geographic Children Almanac 2023 (Canadian. version), Nationwide Geographic, Nationwide Geographic Society

10. I Kissed Shara Wheeler, Casey McQuiston, Wednesday


1. Good for Your Intestine, Desiree Nielsen, Penguin Canada

2. Life Pressure, Tony Robbins, Peter H. Diamandis, Robert Hariri, Simon & Schuster

3. When the Physique Says No, Gabor Maté, Classic

4. Glucose Revolution, Jessie Inchauspe, Simon & Schuster

5. What to Anticipate When You’re Anticipating, Heidi Murkoff, Workman

6. Sit Up Straight, Vinh Pham, Jeff O’Connell, Scribner

7. Come as You Are (revised and up to date), Emily Nagoski, Simon & Schuster

8. Tremendous Intestine, William Davis, Collins

9. The Weight problems Code, Jason Fung, Timothy Noakes, Greystone

10. Medical Medium Cleanse to Heal, Anthony William, Hay Home

* Variety of weeks on checklist


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