Congratulations to the winner of the 2020 Grey County Reads contest, Open Up the Wall by Geoff Bowes, advocated by Robert Iantorno. In the final week of playoff competition, the humorous tales of a construction contractor beat out Midnight at the Dragon Café by Judy Fong Bates, advocated by Cathy Hird.
We also want to thank all of the celebrity advocates in this year's contest:
Readers are encouraged to read each of these submissions and pick up your own copy of one or more of these books and give us your opinion too. Books are available in limited quantities from your local public library or may be purchased from your favourite local bookstore.
Over 4 weeks, voters from across the region, selected their favourites. One community library was also chosen by our voters to win $200 worth of books, courtesy of Speaking Volumes Books and Audio. That community library is Grey Highlands!
Congratulations are also extended to three voters, chosen at random, to also win gift certificates from Speaking Volumes Books and Audio:
1st Place: Michele Harris, Flesherton
2nd Place: Sabrina Saunders, Meaford
3rd Place: Brenda Jack, Dundalk
2019: Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice, advocated by Steven Morel.
2018: Crow Lake by Mary Lawson, advocated by Sharon Sinclair.
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