Small Town & Rural

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Advocate

By Darren Greer

When Jacob is called back to Advocate, he is not only returning home again, something he knows he cannot really do; he is going to face his dying grandmother and the people of the town who turned on one of their own.

Twenty years earlier, when his uncle David came home, it was ... Read more

All That Belongs

By Dora Dueck

Catherine, an archivist, has spent decades committed to conserving the pasts of others, only to find her own resurfacing on the eve of her retirement. Carefully, she mines the failing memories of her aging mother to revive a mysterious Uncle and relive the tragic downfall of ... Read more

Always Brave, Sometimes Kind

By Katie Bickell

Shortlisted for the 2021 ReLit Award for Fiction
Finalist for the 2021 Alberta Writers Guild Awards’ George Bugnet Award for Fiction

An exciting debut novel told in connected short stories that captures the diverse and complicated networks of people who stretch our communities—sometimes ... Read more

And Miles To Go Before I Sleep

By Jocelyne Saucier
Translated by Mullins Rhonda

 

Away From Her meets Strangers on a Train in this follow-up to cult bestseller And the Birds Rained Down

After And The Birds Rained Down, a stunning meditation on aging and freedom, Jocelyne Saucier is back with her unique outlook on self-determination in this unsettling story ... Read more

Aubrey McKee

By Alex Pugsley

I am from Halifax, salt-water city, a place of silted genius, sudden women, figures floating in all waters. “People from Halifax are all famous,” my sister Faith has said. “Because everyone in Halifax knows each other’s business. ”

From basement rec rooms to midnight ... Read more

Autant

By Paulette Dubé

“If heaven is full of angels like me, hell must be empty.” So begins Autant, a tale woven over the course of four days and fifty-four years, based on the relationship between bees and one Franco-Albertan family, the Garances, of Autant, Alberta. Tension emerges in the balance ... Read more

Bad Ideas

By Missy Marston

 

Wildly funny and wonderfully moving, Bad Ideas is about just that — a string of bad ideas — and the absurdity of love

Trudy works nights in a linen factory, avoiding romance and sharing the care of her four-year-old niece with Trudy’s mother, Claire. Claire still pines ... Read more

Cold Metal Stairs

By Su Croll

Emerging from the expanse of bewildered mourning, Su Croll's third collection, Cold Metal Stairs, is a timely lament for those who wander deep into the mists of failing memory, and for those who are left behind, waiting. With profound care, Croll breaks open the quiet conversations ... Read more

Connection at Newcombe

By Kayt Burgess

Newcombe is too small to qualify for a rail station. So begins a campaign against time and government to guarantee the survival of their community in post-war Northern Ontario.

It's 1920. The Great War is over and the troops are on their way home to reclaim their old lives. ... Read more

Cumberland

By Michael V. Smith

A stunning first novel full of empathy, marked by an astounding maturity of insight. Cumberland is both a place and a state of mind; it is a small-town story of longing and loss in the manner of David Adams Richards. It is an exploration of loneliness and the fear of loneliness ... Read more