The 2010 OLA (Ontario Library Association) Evergreen Award winner is the lovely Jessica Grant's Come Thou, Tortoise, one of my favourite reads of the year. Grant also won the Amazon.ca First Novel Award and made the longlist for the IMPAC Dublin Award.
The Evergreen Award is the adult "tree" in the OLA Forest of Reading.
(Thx to Shonna for the announcement).
More on tortoises forthcoming: another of my 2010 favourites may well feature one.