READ INDIGENOUS - FICTION

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Check out our roundup of 27 fiction books by Indigenous authors for adults and kids. Get 20% off with promo code READINDIGENOUS at checkout. Offer ends June 27.

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Moon of the Crusted Snow

By Waubgeshig Rice

 

Nominated for the 2019 OLA Forest of Reading Evergreen Award

Shortlisted for the 2019 John W. Campbell Memorial Award

Shortlisted for the 2019/20 First Nation Communities READ Indigenous Literature Award

2019 Women’s National Book Association’s Great Group Reads 

“This ... Read more

The Lover, the Lake

By Virginia Pesemapeo Bordeleau
Translated by Susan Ouriou

A spellbinding novel celebrating Indigenous sensuality; the first erotic novel written by an Indigenous woman in French

When it was first published in Quebec, The Lover, The Lake was heralded as the first erotic novel written by an Indigenous woman in French. Today, as it is translated ... Read more

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

Gentle Habit, A

By Cherie Dimaline
Edited by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

The inspiration for the collection comes from American Poet Charles Bukowski who wrote "In between the punctuating agonies, life is such a gentle habit. " Following this theme of extraordinary ordinariness, A Gentle Habit is a collection of six new short stories focusing on ... Read more

Humane

By Anna Marie Sewell

'In Humane, Anna Marie Sewell's brings an Indigenous and poetic sensibility to the crime novel, infusing it with imagery and dance as a Métis mother of two works as an unlicensed Private Investigator. Like its Métis characters, Humane straddles two worlds, following the contours ... Read more

The Narrows of Fear (Wapawikoscikanik)

By Carol Rose GoldenEagle

Finalist for the 2021 Rasmussen & Co. Indigenous Peoples' Writing Award

The Narrows of Fear (Wapawikoscikanik) weaves the stories of a group of women committed to helping one another. Despite abuse experienced by some, both in their own community and in residential schools, these ... Read more

Yams do not exist

By Garry Thomas Morse

Farinata Feck, a poet of mixed heritage, is a man of many appetites; yet he is most consumed by the search to find his romantic ideal. Yo-yoing between Regina and Winnipeg, Farinata crosses paths with colonial ghosts, cosplay enthusiasts, a Faulknerian gossip, a rogue tree-cop, ... Read more

Breaking Right

By D.A. Lockhart

In D. A. Lockhart's Breaking Right ordinary Hoosiers experience extraordinary moments that reveal the complicated correlations between their beliefs, their relationships and the land beneath their feet.

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

Rose's Run

By Dawn Dumont

Rose Okanese, a single mother with two kids, has been pushed into a corner by Rez citizens to claim some self-respect, and decides that the fastest way to do that would be for her to run the reserve's annual marathon. Though Rose hasn't run in twenty years, smokes and initially ... Read more