Asian Heritage Month

Asian Heritage Month
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May is Asian Heritage Month, and this year we're having an Asian Readathon for both fiction and poetry titles. See our list of 16 fiction books by Asian-Canadian authors to read this month.
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How Does A Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?

By Doretta Lau

Building on the success of the Journey Prize-shortlisted title story, the stories of How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun? present an updated and whimsical new take on what it means to be Canadian. Lau alludes to the personal and political histories of a number of young ... Read more

Home of the Floating Lily

By Silmy Abdullah

2021 DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD — RUNNER-UP

Caught between cultures, immigrant families from a Bengali neighbourhood in Toronto strive to navigate their home, relationships, and happiness.

Set in both Canada and Bangladesh, the eight stories in Home of the Floating Lily follow ... Read more

Cine Star Salon, The

By Leah Ranada

Philippine-born Vancouverite Sophia is most grateful for two things: her modest hair salon and Adrian, her mild-mannered fiancé. She is eager to get married, move away from her highly educated but career-frustrated parents, who believe that their daughter can be so much more ... Read more

Tales from the Bottom of My Sole

By David Kingston Yeh

#1 Best Canadian Gay Fiction on Goodreads

When a long-lost sister shows up as a trans man named Luke, a series of precipitous events throws the lives of boyfriends Daniel and David into turmoil. While David attends an extravagant family reunion in Sicily, Daniel's ex Marcus plans ... Read more

Letters From Johnny

By Wayne Ng

Winner of BEST CRIME NOVELLA at The Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence 2022

Set in Toronto 1970, just as the FLQ crisis emerges to shake an innocent country, eleven year old Johnny Wong uncovers an underbelly to his tight, downtown neighbourhood. He shares a room with ... Read more

Time of Questions, A

By B Devakanthan
Translated by Nedra Rodrigo

A Time of Questions is the second volume of the quintet, Prison of Dreams, depicting the growth of the Tamil armed struggle in 1980s Sri Lanka. The five novels together describe the Sinhala-Tamil ethnic conflict, the hard choices faced by the minority communities subject to pogroms ... Read more

The Annual Migration of Clouds

By Premee Mohamed

 

AURORA AWARD WINNER

“This packs a punch. ” — Publishers Weekly

“One of the most unique and engaging voices in genre fiction. ” — Booklist

“In this rich and nuanced universe, Mohamed offers an emotionally fierce and human story that takes the time and space to personalize ... Read more

Banana Boys

By Terry Woo

What is the nature of Banana? To Luke, Dave, Mike, and Sheldon, it’s a curious predicament brought on by upbringing — growing up yellow on the outside, white on the inside. They’re together to pay their last respects to Rick, the one Banana Boy who seemed to have it all, ... Read more

Valley of the Rats

By Mahtab Narsimhan

Book nerd Krish hates the outdoors, and camping. But especially germs. When Krish and his father, Kabir, take a camping trip to Ladakh, he convinces himself that they will bond, despite their differences.

When they’re lost in a bamboo forest, teeming with black rats, and germs, ... Read more

Small Beauty

By jia qing wilson-yang

Coping with the death of her cousin, Mei abandons her life in the city to live in his now empty house in a small town. There she connects with his history as well as her own, learns about her aunt's long-term secret relationship, and reflects on the trans women she has left ... Read more