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After the Bloom

By Leslie Shimotakahara

A daughter’s search for her mother reveals her family’s past in a Japanese internment camp during the Second World War.

Lily Takemitsu goes missing from her home in Toronto one luminous summer morning in the mid-1980s. Her daughter, Rita, knows her mother has a history ... Read more

Amah and the Silk-Winged Pigeons

By Jocelyn Cullity

Winner of the 2018 American Bookfest Best Book Award for Historical Fiction; Shortlisted for the 2018 GOETHE Book Awards for Post-1750s Historic Fiction; Shortlisted for the 2018 Eric Hoffer Award Grand Prize; Finalist for the 2018 International Book Awardfor Historical Fiction ... 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

Belinda's Rings

By Corinna Chong

Half-Asianteenager Grace (but she’d prefer it if you called her “Gray” instead) is deadset on becoming a marine biologist rather than being anything like her mother,Belinda. She’d leave that role to her sister Jess instead, who’s asupermon-in-the-making.

Belinda herself ... Read more

Celia, Misoka, I

By Xue Yiwei
Translated by Stephen Nashef

A meditation on the meaning of life in an increasingly global world, from acclaimed Chinese-Canadian author Xue Yiwei.

Set in modern-day Montreal, Celia, Misoka, I is the story of a middle-aged Chinese man who has been living in the city for fifteen years. After the death of ... Read more


By Jon Chan Simpson

Chinksta rap is all the rage in Red Deer, Alberta. And the king of Chinksta is King Kwong, Run’s older brother. Run isn’t a fan of Kwong’s music – or personality, really. But when Kwong goes missing just days before his crowning performance and their mom gets wounded ... Read more

Chorus of Mushrooms

By Hiromi Goto

Winner of the Commonwealth Writers’Prize for Best First Book (Caribbean and Canadian Region)!

Co-winnerof the Canada-Japan Book Award!

HiromiGoto’s debut novel has become a Canadian classic. It is a powerful narrative ofthree generations of Japanese Canadian women on the Canadianprairies. ... Read more

Chorus of Mushrooms

By Hiromi Goto

Since its publication in 1994, Hiromi Goto's Chorus of Mushrooms has been recognized as a true classic of Canadian literature. One of the initial entries in NeWest Press' long-running Nunatak First Fiction Series, Hiromi Goto's inaugural outing was recognized at the Commonwealth ... 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

Coal Boy

By Alban Kojima

Coal Boy, is a human fiction that builds on the premise: love is universal; so is racism—the same mold as Colson Whitehead, James Hannaham, and Robert Dugoni. Geocultural attributes set my story apart from their works. The United States of America stages their stories, where ... Read more