10 best Altantic Canadian Books

Nimbus Publishing (Halifax) has just released Atlantic Canada’s 100 Greatest Books.   The Book of Negroes (which some might debate whether or not it is an Atlantic Canadian work, has made #29.

The top-10 titles are:

1. No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod
2. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
3. The Colony of Unrequited Dreams by Wayne Johnston
4. The Mountain and the Valley by Ernest Buckler
5. Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
6. Barometer Rising by Hugh MacLennan
7. Random Passage by Bernice Morgan
8. The Lost Salt Gift of Blood by Alistair MacLeod
9. Mercy Among the Children by David Adams Richards
10. Rockbound by Frank Parker Day

The list was based on the opinions and votes of authors, critics, librarians, professors, booksellers, and readers (Check out the Quill & Quire article).

What do you think about this list? Do you agree it?


  1. Leanne Owen says

    Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald is one of my favourite books of all-time :)
    Other than that, I’ve only read Mercy Among the Children and Anne of Green Gables.

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