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Winter Child

By Virginia Pesemapeo Bordeleau
Translated by Susan Ouriou & Christelle Morelli

A visceral, luminous novel about a Métis woman tracing the life and death of her son.

One late September day, amid the year's first snowfall, the winter child is born. He does not breathe. His mother watches helplessly until "at last the baby uttered a first tentative croak ... Read more

Wrist

By Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler
Edited by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

In 1872, dinosaur hunters become embroiled in a battle over the discovery of fossils in Northern Ontario as their excavation crews are driven mad by a bizarre and terrifying illness.Over a hundred years later, Church and his family show signs of the same monstrous affliction. ... Read more

Sweat

By Lesley Belleau

Sweat, a myth/realism crossover novel set in Northern Ontario, blends Indigenous myth, collective memory, and harsh social reality. The stories of two contemporary Indigenous women—one leading a life of poverty and the other of privilege—are braided together around a mythic ... Read more

Through Different Eyes

By Karen Charleson

Everyone knows everyone's business in the small fishing community of Kitsum. So when young Brenda Joe fears she might be pregnant, she also worries that rumours will spread quickly. Things look up when Brenda's favourite aunt, Monica returns to Kitsum for Christmas, although ... Read more

Just Pretending

By Lisa Bird-Wilson

A debut short story collection from one of Canada's most exciting new Aboriginal voices. "In our family, it was Trish who was Going To Be Trouble; I was Such a Good Girl." At times haunting, at times hilarious, Just Pretending explores the moments in life that send us down pathways ... Read more

The Cast Stone

By Harold Johnson

A dystopian novel in which a First Nations professor confronts and assesses the impact of the US annexation of Canada through an examination of personal values and First Nations social mores.

Sheilagh's Brush

By Maura Hanrahan

On the cusp of the Depression, Sheilagh Driscoll of isolated Rennie's Bay nearly dies while giving birth prematurely to baby Leah. Sheilagh is attended by a traditional midwife, part Mi'kmaq, Mrs. Mary, as well as by Leah Clarke, a nurse-midwife from England. Baby Leah Mary ... Read more

Bad Endings

By Carleigh Baker

Winner of the City of Vancouver Book AwardFinalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. Carleigh Baker likes to make light in the dark. Whether plumbing family ties, the end of a marriage, or death itself, she never lets go of the witty, the ironic, and perhaps most ... Read more

Glass Beads

By Dawn Dumont

These short stories interconnect the friendships of four First Nations people — Everett Kaiswatim, Nellie Gordon, Julie Papequash, and Nathan (Taz) Mosquito — as the collection evolves over two decades against the cultural, political, and historical backdrop of the 90s ... Read more