Jesse Thistle's memoir From the Ashes is the #1 bestselling Canadian print book so far in 2020, according to BookNet Canada.
BookNet Canada is a non-profit organization that tracks Canadian book sales. Their data represents approximately 85 per cent of overall Canadian sales.
They looked at sales of print books from Jan. 1 to Sept. 26 to create the list.
From the Ashes is a memoir told through prose and poetic fragments that details how Thistle's issues with abandonment and addiction led to homelessness, incarceration, and shares his eventual redemption through higher education.
He is now an academic specializing in Indigenous homelessness, addiction and intergenerational trauma.