By Yann Martel
From the mailbox of the top Minister's place of work in your bookshelf, an inventory of greater than a hundred books that each Canadian should still learn. This mostly one-sided correspondence from the "loneliest booklet membership within the world" is a compendium for bibliophiles and those that persist with the Canadian political scene. clever, subversive, signed, sealed, and now to be had to you...even in case your handle isn't really eighty Wellington road.
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