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  • Author:
    El-Ghadban, Yara
    Summary:

    Award-winning Palestinian Canadian novelist Yara El-Ghadban imagines the confrontation at death’s door between Ariel Sharon, the “King of Israel,” and the women closest to him — his mother, his wives, and the mysterious nurse Rita. Like...

  • Author:
    Robertson, Patricia
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    Patricia Robertson's new collection of short fiction, Hour of the Crab, is a work of insight and mastery, each story demonstrating an original vision, intriguing characters, and sophisticated skill. Readers will travel with...

  • Author:
    Gyasi, Yaa
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    Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. Effia will be married off to an English colonial, and will live in comfort in the sprawling, palatial rooms of...

  • Author:
    Best, Laura
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    It's 1960, and Elizabeth has a good life. A husband who takes care of her, two healthy children, a farm in the Forties Settlement. But Elizabeth is slowly coming apart, her reality splintering. She knows she will harm her children...

  • Author:
    Léveillé, J. R.
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    L'été à Ganiishomong : l'écriture poursuit la fiction dans l'extase du temps. Les souvenirs d'enfance (la nudité des cousines est désirable ; le piano de la mère un délice) se prélassent sur la plage d'une...

  • Author:
    Ohlin, Alix
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    All her life, Lark Brossard has felt invisible, overshadowed by the people around her: first by her temperamental mother, Marianne; then by her sister, Robin, a brilliantly talented pianist as wild as the animals she loves; and finally...

  • Author:
    Warner, Patrick
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    Double Talk tells the story of Violet Budd and Brian (Baby) Power, two characters fleeing from their past. Brian is ambling after an immigrant’s dream, and Violet is desperate to ditch her middle class origins for something more earthy...

  • Author:
    Murray, Morgan
    Summary:

    ***LONGLISTED FOR CANADA READS 2021*** ***FOREWORD INDIES HUMOUR AWARD FINALIST*** ***THE GLOBE AND MAIL SUMMER'S HOTTEST READS*** In late 2008, as the world's economy crumbles and Barack Obama ascends to the White House, the remarkably...

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    Author:
    Doyle, Terry
    Summary:

    ***DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD FINALIST******ALISTAIR MACLEOD PRIZE FOR SHORT FICTION FINALIST*****MARGARET AND JOHN SAVAGE FIRST BOOK AWARD - FICTION FINALIST******NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR BOOK AWARDS FICTION AWARD FINALIST***In...

  • Author:
    Landry, Jacqueline
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    Un tueur en série continue de semer la terreur dans la région vancouvéroise : une autre femme au corps mutilé est retrouvée sans vie près de la voie ferrée où passe le West Coast Express. Le psychopathe, qui se fond depuis des mois dans...

  • Author:
    Soles, Caro
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    Winner, 2021 IPPY Bronze Medal for Canada-East Best Regional Fiction.
    Precocious ten-year-old Vanessa Dudley-Morris knows lots of secrets. In 1949 when she and her family are forced to move into two rooms on the second floor of...

  • Author:
    Spurway, Amy
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    Winner, IPPY Award for Best First Book - Fiction and Margaret and John Savage First Book Award for Fiction. Runner-up, Leacock Medal for Humour. Shortlisted, Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award and Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for Literary...

  • Author:
    Butler Hallett, Michelle
    Summary:

    "Constant Nobody is a remarkably accomplished novel. It takes readers deep into the brutal hearts of darkness of both civil war Spain and Soviet Russia during Stalin's purges. In those hellish places, men and women struggle...

  • Author:
    Morgan-Cole, Trudy
    Summary:

    In the 1920s, Jim, Bert and Rose Evans all move from Newfoundland to Brooklyn, New York, in search of work and a better life, leaving their sister Annie back home in St. John’s. By the Rivers of Brooklyn traces the story of the Evans...

  • Author:
    Macneil, Beatrice
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    Shunned as an outsider and mistreated due to an undiagnosed learning disability, the young and imaginative Mari-Jen Delene retreats into silence. Around her, the fictional community of Ste. Noire, Cape Breton, hosts a vividly drawn cast...

  • Author:
    Michaud, Andrée A.
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    Été 67. Le soleil brille sur Boundary Pond, un lac frontalier rebaptisé Bondrée par Pierre Landry, un trappeur dont le souvenir ne sera bientôt plus que légende. Le temps est au rire et à l'insouciance. Sissy et Zaza dansent le...

  • Author:
    Henighan, Stephen
    Summary:

    These eleven short stories cover a wide range of territory - from Toronto to Cuba to Eastern Europe. And, wide-ranging over geography as they are, they also cover an array of characters and situations that can only be situated in the...

  • Author:
    Bush, Catherine
    Summary:

    A Globe and Mail Best Book of 2020. A Writers' Trust of Canada Best Book of the Year. A 49th Shelf Books of the Year (Fiction) Selection. One of "20 books you need to read this winter," Maclean's. For those who loved...

  • Author:
    Murphy, Elizabeth
    Summary:

    Carl knows more than most how hard it can be to find one’s place in an imperfect world. Abandoned by his mother, scorned by his father, cuckolded by his wife, too tall, too naive, too unlucky, even the dogs are laughing behind his back...

  • Author:
    Béchard, Deni Ellis
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    A time warp into the strange and painful life of men past, present, and future. The second time Andrew sees his half-brother, Hugh, is at their father's funeral. Andrew has little interest in the father with whom he grew up, but...

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