Our Favourite Covers - 2016

Our Favourite Covers - 2016
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Though we're all about the insides here at All Lit Up – whether fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or drama, we like it ORIGINAL and GOOD – we're suckers for a pretty cover, too. Here are some of our favourites from this year. View books in this list

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Assdeep In Wonder

By Christopher Gudgeon

Assdeep in Wonder is a collection of new poems that explore the idea of identity in a myriad of contexts: personal, sexual, cultural, national, literary, and poetic. The poems are raw and immediate, exploring themes of addiction, sexuality, loss, love, and wonder in equal measures. ... Read more


By Kaie Kellough

Finalist for the 2017 Amazon. ca First Novel Award

Accordéon is an experimental novel, a piercing deconstruction of Québécois culture, an ode to Montréal--a city where everything happens at once and all realities exist simultaneously. Against a satirical Ministry of Culture ... Read more

Tomboy Survival Guide

By Ivan Coyote

Shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust of Canada Prize for Nonfiction; Longlisted for the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction; Stonewall Book Award Honor Book winner; Longlisted for Canada Reads

Ivan Coyote is a celebrated storyteller and the author of ten previous ... Read more

Life in the Court of Matane

By Eric Dupont
Translated by Peter McCambridge

Nadia Comaneci’s gold-medal performance at the Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976 is the starting point for a whole new generation. Eric Dupont watches the performance on TV, mesmerized. The son of a police officer (Henry VIII) and a professional cook—as he likes to remind ... Read more

Short Takes on the Apocalypse

By Patricia Young

Shortlisted for the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize 2017

In her new collection, two-time Governor General's Award nominee Patricia Young decodes the fragile narratives that hold together our collective sense of self. Her poems leave no aspect of human nature untouched: passions, ... Read more

Buoyancy Control

By Adrienne Gruber

Buoyancy Control, the latest collection of poems from Vancouverite Adrienne Gruber, explores themes of sexuality, sexual identity, and queerness, while confronting the feelings of loss and longing found in relationships, and the chance glimpse into a new life, while still recovering ... Read more

Two-Man Tent

By Robert Chafe

In Two-Man Tent, one of Canada’s most celebrated writers, Robert Chafe, offers his long-awaited collection of short fiction. The individual stories are thematically linked by an interwoven, recurring tale of a long-distance relationship told in the form of text messages, chat ... Read more

Heaven's Thieves

By Sue Sinclair

Lyric poems built with consummate skill by a poet at the peak of her powers.


Heaven's Thieves is a collection engaged with the big questions--What are bodies for? What does it mean to be alive? What is beauty and why does it have such power over us? What is the point of art?--and ... Read more

Waiting for the Cyclone

By Leesa Dean

A Trillium Book Award Finalist

Women are too often cast in literature as inherently good and dependable—but this is not the case in the audacious stories of Waiting for the Cyclone.

Mary, a closet drinker, leaves her children with Debbie, a seemingly perfect housewife who shoots ... Read more


By Sarah Barmak




We think of the modern woman as sexually liberated – if anything, we’re told we’re oversexed. Yet a striking number of women are dissatisfied with their sex lives. Over half ... Read more