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Terry Fallis

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Terry Fallis is the award-winning author of six national bestsellers, including his latest, One Brother Shy, all published by McClelland & Stewart (Penguin Random House). His debut novel, The Best Laid Plans, won the 2008 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour and was crowned the 2011 winner of CBC Canada Reads as the "essential Canadian novel of the decade." In January 2014, CBC aired a six-part television miniseries based on The Best Laid Plans earning very positive reviews. In September 2015, it debuted as a stage musical in Vancouver. The High Road was published in September 2010 and was a finalist for the 2011 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. Terry's third novel, Up and Down, was released in September 2012. It debuted on the Globe and M ...more

Average rating: 3.87 · 16,095 ratings · 2,122 reviews · 7 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Best Laid Plans

3.88 avg rating — 8,595 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
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The High Road

3.99 avg rating — 2,139 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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Up and Down

3.92 avg rating — 1,961 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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No Relation

3.63 avg rating — 1,430 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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Poles Apart

3.70 avg rating — 1,160 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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One Brother Shy

3.99 avg rating — 790 ratings — published 2017 — 3 editions
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4.29 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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"I very much enjoyed The Best Laid Plans for which Terry Fallis was awarded the Stephen Leacock Medal of Humour, and was chosen by CBC as the essential read of the decade. I also liked The High Road.
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"One Brother Shy was a satisfying read, as has been my experience with all of Terry Fallis’ novels to date. I continue to marvel at how the author explores very serious subjects affecting primary relationships, social change, society and socio-poli..." Read more of this review »
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" So good to meet you when I was out west. I'm glad you enjoyed the novel. Hope our paths cross again. "
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"I will admit that 5 stars was sort of a foregone conclusion, after this: 1) I listened to the first eight chapters by podcast, 2) found out that Terry Fallis was doing a pre-launch tour, travelled 7 hours to buy the book, and read the remainder on..." Read more of this review »
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“A life without challenge, a life without hardship, a life without purpose, seems pale and pointless. With challenge come perseverance and gumption. With hardship come resilience and resolve. With purpose come strength and understanding.”
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“the use of profanity for effect to be a practice of the weak-minded”
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“one of the most famous split infinitives ... To boldly go”
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Victoria Thanks for accepting my friend request! I was lucky enough to meet you at the Word on the Street festival in Kitchener a few years ago to get my copy of The Best Laid Plans signed. I'm looking forward to reading more of your works!


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