featured book:
A Cowherd in Paradise: From China to Canada
by May Q. Wong

A Cowherd in Paradise manages the writerly task of evoking the perilous, impoverished life of peasants in pre-revolutionary China while delving deep into the psyche of an immigrant to Canada during the period of discriminatory head taxes. Required reading.” —Jan Wong, author of Red China Blues

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BC Bestsellers

For the week of July 27, 2014
Adult Bestseller List
                    1. Heart and Soil by Des Kennedy
                    2. Cloudwalker by Robert Budd and Roy Henry Vickers
                    3. Becoming Wild by Nikki van Schyndel
                    4. The Book of Kale and Friends by Sharon Hanna and Carol Pope
                    5. Food Artisans of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands by Don Genova
                    6. Poachers, Polluters and Politics by Randy Nelson
                    7. King of the Mountain by Jack Boudreau
                    8. The War on Science by Chris Turner
                    9. A Field Guide to Edible Fruits and Berries of the Pacific Northwest by Richard Hebda
                    10. Gumboot Girls by Lou Allison
                    11. 109 Walks in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland by Mary Macaree
                    12. Storyteller by Roy Henry Vickers


The BC Bestseller List is compiled using sales data from over 80 independent bookstores in BC, which is provided to the ABPBC by TBM BookManager. The list represents sales of BC published books released within the calendar year.


The Association of Book Publishers of BC (ABPBC) is a trade association, founded in 1974, whose aims are to foster an environment in which our members will flourish and to expand an awareness of the value of books in all our lives. We are the largest regional affiliate of the Association of Canadian Publishers.

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