In Leaford, Ontario, love and grief combine to awaken an obese woman from her loneliness. When her husband doesn't come home on the eve of their 25th wedding anniversary, Mary Gooch, who has never learned to be self-sufficient,...
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).
- Author:Lansens, LoriSummary:
- Author:Tamaki, JillianSummary:
A young girl describes where she finds colors in both the world around her and beyond what she can see.
- Author:Barker, KeithSummary:
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...
- Author:Belcourt, Billy-RaySummary:
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...
- Author:Olivier, Anne-MarieSummary:
Revivre une, puis plusieurs naissances. Raconter ce qui demeure un choc brutal, un moment imprévisible. Explorer comment cette arrivée spectaculaire, animale, violente, gluante peut se révéler comme une catharsis. Venir au monde se...
- Author:Nicholson, CecilySummary:
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...
- Author:Greenhut, Josh, Mattick, LindsaySummary:
An imagining of the real journey undertaken by the extraordinary bear, from her early days in the Canadian forest to her travels with the Veterinary Corps across the country and overseas, all the way to the London Zoo, where she met...
- Author:Toews, MiriamSummary:
A transformative and necessary work--as completely unexpected as it is inspired--by the award-winning author of the bestselling novels All My Puny Sorrows and A Complicated Kindness. The sun rises on a quiet June morning in 2009....
- Author:Cooper, PaigeSummary:
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...