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The Reason You Walk by Wab Kinew

The Reason You Walk

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The Reason You Walk by Wab Kinew
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May 30, 2017 | ISBN 9780143193555

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#1 Globe and Mail Nonfiction Bestseller
Toronto Star Nonfiction Bestseller
Finalist for the RBC Taylor Prize
Shortlisted for the Ontario Library Service North 2017 Louise de Kiriline Award for Nonfiction

“Witness the thrilling rise of not only a First Nations star but a Canadian one. The Reason You Walk points the way toward a new era of reconciliation and redemption – and shows us how a man who’s anchored by his language, his culture and his family is unstoppable.”—Joseph Boyden, author of The Orenda

“Brutally honest, original, funny, uncomfortable, and compelling.” —RBC Taylor Prize Jury Citation

“This book combines Kinew’s disarming personality and his willingness to share highly personal material – in this case, the life and death of his father, Tobasonakwut – to demonstrate the immense power of family and forgiveness as tools of reconciliation… This is not just a memoir, it’s a meditation on the purpose of living.” —The Globe and Mail
“His story has no filters. It pursues forgiveness, but not by running away from the ugliness that makes forgiveness necessary.” Quill & Quire


Kobo Emerging Writer Prize WINNER 2016

McNally Robinson Book of the Year WINNER 2016

Ontario Historical Society Joseph Brant Award WINNER 2016

Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonfiction FINALIST 2016

Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction SHORTLIST 2016

Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award SHORTLIST 2016

Louise de Kiriline Lawrence Award for English Non-Fiction SHORTLIST 2017

RBC Taylor Prize SHORTLIST 2016

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