Contemporary Women

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Echoes from the Other Land

By Ava Homa

These haunting stories beautifully evoke the oppressive lives of modern women in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Anis, a computer programmer, is at the end of her rope, putting up with the bullying criticism of a no-good, unemployed lout of a husband; Azar is a young divorcee, ... Read more

Echolocation

By Karen Hofmann

In this provocative collection of short stories, Karen Hofmann creates characters who struggle to connect or disconnect from entanglements and relationships. With ironic accuracy and sensuous imagery, Hofmann considers a range of human foibles: a newlywed couple who transform ... Read more

Elephant in the Sky

By Heather A. Clark

A testament to the healing power of unconditional love.

Widely acclaimed for her emotionally powerful stories that capture the real lives of women, Heather A. Clark, bestselling author of Chai Tea Sunday, tackles the subject of childhood mental illness and the impact it has on ... Read more

Emily via the Greyhound Bus

By Allison Kydd

We meet Emily travelling on a bus, suffering from morning sickness, and reflecting on her past life - on jobs she has worked, relationships she has had, and her years of growing up as a First Nations girl. Years of making the wrong choices, especially with men, have left her ... Read more

Fallsy Downsies

By Stephanie Domet

Lansing Meadows has one last shot to get it right. With the clock ticking, he sets out on the road one last time, to sing his songs to anyone who’ll listen, and to try to right his wrongs, before it’s too late.
Fallsy Downsies is a novel about aging, art, celebrity and ... Read more

Fear of Fighting

By Stacey May Fowles
Illustrated by Marlena Zuber

"Stacey May Fowles evokes Lives of Girls and Women in a text that is often sweetly sad, but not sorry. " Mariko Tamaki, co-creator of Skim. Combining Stacey May Fowles's humorous, biting prose with Marlena Zuber's whimsical and raw illustrations, Fear of Fighting searches for ... Read more

Filthy Sugar

By Heather Babcock

Set in the mid-1930s, Filthy Sugar tells the story of Wanda Whittle, a nineteen-year-old dreamer who models fur coats in an uptown department store, but who lives in a crowded rooming house with her hard-working widowed mother and shrewd older sister, Evelyn, in the "slums" behind ... Read more

Fireweed and Bracken

By Jennifer Coffey

Highlighting the tension between insiders and outsiders, and set against a sinister backdrop, Fireweed and Bracken follows the life of Effie Cambridge who, awkward and searching, leaves her complicated life in Ontario to work as a high school teacher in Charlottetown, PEI, where ... Read more

Fishing for Birds

By Linda Quennec

Kate, a somewhat clumsy widow of thirty-two, flees her stifling hometown on Vancouver Island to live alone on an even smaller island in the Salish Sea. In so doing, she has vague expectations of solace and sanctuary, despite past experience. Instead she meets Ivy, a woman who ... Read more

Flush

By Sky Curtis

Robin MacFarland is a somewhat eccentric and highly intelligent journalist for the Home and Garden section of a Toronto paper, who at age fifty-five looks aghast in the mirror and pronounces herself, "Old. Fat. Alcoholic. Alone. Failure." She resolves to lose weight, quit drinking, ... Read more