Read Local Month: The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes

From March 11-17 get instant access to the eBook version of The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes from Nova Scotia and Halifax Public Libraries. No wait list!

March is Read Local Month at public libraries across Nova Scotia. Each week, a new Atlantic Canadian eBook will be featured and all library users will be able to download the book instantly: no wait list! All you need is your free public library card.

Access to the featured Read Local eBooks is specific to where you have your library card. If you are a Halifax Public Libraries user, you can visit the Read Local collection at, and if you use another Nova Scotia Public Library, head to The featured book will be highlighted at the top of the page all week for both library systems.

Week Two (March 11-17)

The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes, by Bridget Canning (Breakwater Books). Halifax | Nova Scotia

Wanda Jaynes is about to lose her job amidst a mountain of bills and suspects her musician boyfriend might be romantically interested in her friend, Trish. But Wanda’s life changes radically on a routine trip to the grocery store when a gunman enters the supermarket and opens fire. When she comes face to face with the shooter, she instinctively hurls a can of coconut milk at his head, knocking him unconscious. In the ensuing media storm, she’s hailed a hero and miracle worker. But in the aftermath of so much attention, she receives strange emails and believes she’s being followed. As her fear and paranoia grow, both her private and professional lives hang in the balance. It takes another act of bravery before she’ll learn who she really is.

Download the eBook now from Halifax Public Libraries or Nova Scotia Public Libraries

About the author:

Bridget Canning’s debut novel, The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes, was published with Breakwater Books in April, 2017 and selected as a finalist for the BMO Winterset Award, the Margaret and John Savage First Book (Fiction) Award, and the IPPY Award for Best Fiction, Canada East. She was raised on a sheep farm in Highlands, Newfoundland and currently lives in St. John’s where she is busy working on an MA in Creative Writing at Memorial University.



  • Winner of a Bronze IPPY Award for Fiction – Canada East – Best Regional Fiction (2018)
  • Finalist – BMO Winterset Award (2018)
  • Finalist for the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award for Fiction (2018)
  • Finalist for the NL Book Award for Fiction (2018)
  • Longlisted for the International DUBLIN Literary Award
  • Film rights optioned


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Chantelle Rideout is the Manager of Programming and Member Services for the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association.

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