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Land Beyond the Sea

By Kevin Major

**CANADA BOOK AWARD WINNER****NEXT GENERATION INDIE BOOK AWARDS FINALIST, HISTORICAL FICTION****BEST ATLANTIC-PUBLISHED BOOK AWARD FINALIST**

In the small hours of October 14, 1942, a German U-boat sank the passenger ferry SS Caribou in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Of the 237 people ... Read more

Left

By Theanna Bischoff

Twenty-nine-year-old Natasha Bell went for an evening jog, just like any other night - except now no one knows where she is. Not her sister, Abby - eighteen, eight months pregnant, and without a game plan. Not her childhood sweetheart, now ex-boyfriend, Greg, an introverted ... Read more

Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian)

By Hazel Jane Plante

The playful and poignant novel Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian) sifts through a queer trans woman's unrequited love for her straight trans friend who died. A queer love letter steeped in desire, grief, and delight, the story is interspersed with encyclopedia entries about ... Read more

Low Water Slack

By Tim Bowling

In the language of the Fraser River fishermen, "low water slack" is that particular tide when everything slows down: the wind, the river, even the human heartbeat. It is a time to reflect, to count the stars in Orion's belt, to listen for the slow creak of the heron's wings. ... Read more

Major Verbs, The

By Pierre Nepveu
Translated by Donald Winkler

Pierre Nepveu is unique among French Quebec poets for having forged a voice at once unadorned, sensuous and adventurous. His new collection, The Major Verbs,is a masterwork consisting of three sequences: one focussing on an immigrant night cleaner glimpsed on a subway, another, ... Read more

Maud Lewis

By Sarah Milroy

From black cats to iconic snowscapes, Maud Lewis paints our waking dreams.

One of Canada's most beloved folk artists, Maud Lewis was famous in her lifetime for her brightly coloured and endearing paintings of rural Nova Scotia. Working from her tiny, road-side house in Marshalltown, ... Read more

Melt

By Heidi Wicks

Jess is a sensitive creature of habit. Cait is her passionate and impulsive best friend. And in Melt, Heidi Wicks follows the lives of these characters from their teenage years into their late thirties—through drifting desires, fake tans, economic turbulence, kids, grief, ... Read more

Moments of Glad Grace

By Alison Wearing

 

“As a writer, Wearing is all luscious texture and running narrative. ” — The Globe and Mail

Moments of Glad Grace is a moving and witty memoir of aging, familial love, and the hunt for roots and belonging. The story begins as a trip from Canada to Ireland in search of ... Read more

Music Lessons

By Bob Wiseman

 

Bob Wiseman believes most things in life are universal or, as Lauryn Hill says, everything is everything. Bearing in mind that advice, Wiseman writes about finding the link between music and daily life, like what is common between Mary Margaret O’Hara, hiding around the ... Read more