U.S. readers ignore Canadian bestsellers

“To Americans, a bestseller in Canada is like a tree falling in the forest. Unless it’s written by Margaret Atwood, they don’t hear it and it doesn’t exist. A beautiful novel by Francis Itani followed that parochial rule last fall. No. 1 in Canada, ‘Deafening’ barely made a sound on the other side of the border. This baffling literary disconnect between the world’s two most connected nations is about to be tested again.” (Via Places for Writers.)


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