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Books on a shelf.

What book has influenced your life?

There are good books, and then there are great books. The ones we eagerly recommend to family and friends. The ones we pull off the shelf and read again, and again. The ones whose stories, characters and ideas stay with us long after we’ve finished the final chapter.

This World Book Day (April 23), we’re asking our alumni and UM friends about the books that have a made a lasting impression on them.

Yes, dear reader, we want to hear from you. Tell us: what book has influenced your life, and why? Share your answers in the comments below, or email alumni_answers [at] umanitoba [dot] ca

To get the conversation started, we asked five book-loving alumni to share their picks:

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