Essex County named one of Canada Reads’ Top 40

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ESSEX COUNTY named one of Canada Reads’ Top 40 Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade!

Now we need your help to push it over the top!

Jeff Lemire’s Essex County trilogy, now collected into a single beautiful volume, is more than just a great graphic novel. It’s a love letter to the farms of Essex County where Jeff grew up, to the wider province of Ontario in both its urban and rural communities, and to the nation of Canada as a whole — its wintry cold and human warmth, its love of hockey, and its rich history.

That’s why it’s been named one of the 40 novels honored by the CBC’s prestigious Canada Reads program — i.e. the Top 40 Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade! And that’s not all: you can head to the Canada Reads web site, now through November 7, and vote for your pick for the final Top 10 list! Anyone with a web browser is eligible to vote, so head over there, check out all the great nominees, and make your voices heard!

Let’s rally as a comics community to put a graphic novel in the Top 10! Vote here:

http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads/

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