Congratulations to Romeo Dallaire for making the Canada Reads 2017 longlist. In his piercing memoir Waiting for First Light, the author of bestsellers Shake Hands with the Devil and They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children, reflects on the nature of PTSD and the impact of that deep wound on his life since the Rwandan genocide.
Canada Reads first aired as a radio show in 2002. In 2010, the program shifted to live shows in studio with audiences. Canada Reads seeks to answer the question: What is the one book Canadians need now?