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The CBC Books fall 2020 reading list: 40 Canadian books to check out this season

Posted on: November 19, 2020

The CBC Books fall reading list is here! Here are 40 Canadian books to check out this season.

A Russian Sister by Caroline Adderson

A Russian Sister is a novel by Caroline Adderson. (Jessica Wittman, Patrick Crean Editions)

A Russian Sister is about a pair of siblings living in 19th century Russia, a story inspired by Anton Chekhov’s 1895 play The Seagull. Masha is an aspiring painter and teacher, while Antosha is a successful writer. They are very close, until Masha invites her fellow teacher Lika to live with them, and Antosha begins a relationship with her. Things unravel as they navigate these new roles, the dynamics between men and women, brother and sister, and lovers, shift and are challenged and Masha falls in love herself.