When a young girl visits the site of Africville, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the stories she's heard from her family come to mind. She imagines what the community was once like the brightly painted houses nestled into the hillside,...
Governor General's Literary Awards 2018
The Governor General’s Literary Awards are given annually to the best English-language and the best French-language book in each of seven categories:
- Literary Non-fiction
- Young People’s Literature (Text)
- Young People’s Literature (Illustrated Books)
- Translation (from French to English, and English to French).
An explosive new novel from the award-winning, bestselling author of De Niro's Game and Cockroach, and only the second Canadian (after Alistair Macleod) to win the prestigious Dublin IMPAC Literary Award. Beirut Hellfire Society is a...
The author writes of her experiences corresponding with and ultimately meeting the man who murdered her father.
Ito Baraka is going to die. In Gatineau, far from the sun, in a dark, shabby flat he shares with his Native girlfriend, Kimi. But before he can die, he has a book to finish, in which he recounts events in a country where the suns burns...
Author:al Rabeeah, Abu Bakr, Yeung, WinnieSummary:
Homes tells the story of Abu Bakr al Rabeeah, a young boy whose family moved from Iraq to Syria just before the start of the Syrian civil war. It recounts what it was like living in Syria during this time -- the normal things like video...
Author:Felsen, Vivian, Anctil, PierreSummary:
Born in the Ukraine in 1896, and settling in Montreal in 1910, Segal became one of the first Yiddish writers in Canada. His poetry, infused with lyricism and mysticism, along with the numerous essays and articles he penned, embodied...
""You're gonna need a rock and a whole lotta medicine" is a mantra that Jonny Appleseed, a young Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer, repeats to himself in this vivid and utterly compelling novel. Off the reserve and trying to find ways to live and...
It's 1944, and an eleven-year-old girl lives with her parents in a little village in rural Quebec. Her mother is very sad, and her father has vanished because this little girl has suddenly sprouted a full beard. When townpeople come for...
Author:Curtis, Christopher PaulSummary:
Newbery Medalist Christopher Paul Curtis brings his trademark humor and heart to the story of a boy struggling to do right in the face of history's cruelest evils. Twelve-year-old Charlie is down on his luck: His dad just died, the...
The battle of the sexes goes to college in this nervy debut adult novel by a powerful new voice. A smart, dark, and take-no-prisoners look at rape culture and the extremes to which ideology can go, The Red Word is a campus...
A young girl describes where she finds colors in both the world around her and beyond what she can see.
It’s been a year since Paul and Lucille’s son Craig committed suicide, and their once-solid family bonds are starting to break down. While the now-separated couple tries to honour their son, Lucille’s sister Liset and her husband Jim...
Part manifesto, part memoir, This Wound is a World is an invitation to 'cut a hole in the sky to world inside.' Billy-Ray Belcourt issues a call to turn to love and sex to understand how Indigenous peoples shoulder sadness and pain like...
Wayside Sang concerns entwined migrations of Black-other diaspora coming to terms with fossil-fuel psyches in times of trauma and movement. This is a poetic account of economy travel on North American roadways, across the Peace and...
Fantastical, magnetic, and harsh'these are the women in Paige Cooper's debut short story collection Zolitude. They are women who built time machines when they were nine, who buy plane tickets for lovers who won't arrive. They are...