|November 19, 2010
Local Author Makes Top 10 List
Angie Abdou relaxes in Moose Jaw. Rebecca Lawrence photograph
Published on November 19th, 2010
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.