November 19, 2010

Local Author Makes Top 10 List

Angie Abdou relaxes in Moose Jaw. Rebecca Lawrence photograph

Angie Abdou relaxes in Moose Jaw. Rebecca Lawrence photograph

Published on November 19th, 2010
Rebecca Lawrence
Moose Jaw Times Herald

Former Moose Jaw resident and fiction writer Angie Abdou is one step closer to becoming Canada’s ultimate read after she made it to the top 10 list of the CBC Canada Reads contest.

    Abdou's book The Bone Cage chronicles the rise and fall of swimmer Sadie Jorgensen and wrestler Tom "Digger" Stapleton.

    The former Central Collegiate student is on the shortlist list with Life of Pi by Yann Martel and Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden.

    People across the country voted for their favourite book out of a list of 40 novels to create the Canada Read Top 10.

    The next stage is for five celebrities to choose which five books to promote. The books and panelists will be revealed on Wednesday.

    In the end, one book which all of Canada should read will be chosen.

    Abdou now lives in Fernie, B.C., but often visits Moose Jaw.

    On the Canada Reads website, there is a question and answer session with Abdou, in which she says she would like Mark Tewksbury or Joanne Malar to defend her book.

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Angie Abdou on November 20, 2010 10:50 AM
Thanks for adding this article, Don, and for letting me know.  I hadn't seen it.  All of this is very exciting -- I'm headed to Toronto on Monday for the Canada Reads' launch party on Wednesday.  Looking forward to rubbing shoulders with the famous people!  I appreciate all the support from Moose Jaw -- thanks again!
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