Short Stories (single Author)

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By Alexandra Leggat

In a style reminiscent of Raymond Carver, the stories contained in 'Animal' depict people on the brink of major life change. They stand at crossroads they are often oblivious to; they suck thick air in rooms filled with palpable tension. Leggat's characters often seem captured ... Read more

Anton Chekhov was Never in Charlottetown

By JJ Steinfeld

Insignificant events often acquire an emblematic quality as we struggle with the past, attempting to establish a workable understanding of what it means to be human in a modern context. In his fiction, J. J. Steinfeld details life’s tragic, often absurd moments in a voice ... Read more

Any Day Now

By Denise Roig

A movement in the sonata form traditionally comprises thee sections -- exposition, development and recapitulation -- which explore two themes according to set key relationships. In the 1920s dancer/choreographer Martha Graham and her musical collaborator Louis Horst developed ... Read more

Any Given Power

By Alissa York

Any Given Power is peopled with deftly drawn characters who puzzle through their lives in cities and small towns across Canada. In twelve perfectly formed stories that "open to the universal like a beautiful dark rose" (Globe & Mail), York turns her courageous stare to the haunting ... Read more

Any Mail? and Other Stories

By Gérald Tougas
Translated by Rachelle Renaud

Shortlisted for the John Glassco Translation Award, Any Mail? and Other Stories takes the reader around the world. But this is no mere travelogue; Any Mail? is not only a journey through space, but also through time. ..we accompany the narrator on a return to his childhood in ... Read more

Are You Ready to Be Lucky?

By Rosemary Nixon

re You Ready to Be Lucky? If so, meet Roslyn, a spirited divorcée eager for new beginnings. Meet Duncan, a British conman with a penchant for collecting ex-wives. Meet Floyd, a hard-living contractor who can fix anyone's house but his own. Irritating, vulnerable, hopeful, they ... Read more

Armin's Shorts

By Armin Wiebe

Showcasing a selection of stories from Armin Wiebe's 30 year writing career, Armin's Shorts features tales from the familiarly fictitious Mennonite community of Gutenthal, re-imagined origin stories from the Tli?cho? of the subarctic, and flights of pure fantasy set in modern ... Read more


By Samuel Archibald

Finalist for the 2015 Giller Prize

Finalist for the 2016 Best Translated Book Award

Like a Proust-obsessed Cormac McCarthy, Samuel Archibald's portrait of his hometown is filled with innocent children and wild beasts, attempted murder and ritual mutilation, haunted houses and ... Read more

As if

By Alban Goulden

As If is a collection of stories that, as its title suggests, points at an indubitable truth: all literature is speculative. Goulden's, however, extends past the boundaries of conventional fiction into areas traditionally occupied by fantasy and magic realism. These stories ... Read more

Aspects of Nature

By Rhoda Rabinowitz Green

Like the many surfaces of a gemstone, the varied aspects of human experience link the short stories in this collection, titled Aspects of Nature. Themes of finding one's identity; conflicts of family, career and romance; loneliness, death, loss, and feelings of displacement; ... Read more