Books tagged: Biographical Fiction

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A Cemetery for Bees

By Alina Dumitrescu

This autobiographical novel traces the journey of a woman from her youth in Socialist Eastern Europe to her transplanted life in Montreal, Canada. She is a precocious, thoughtful child, whose early life in Romania is marked by the scarcities of the time and the political games ... Read more

Elizabeth of Bohemia

By David Elias

 

A sweeping, cinematic novel about the life of the Winter Queen, Elizabeth Stuart

October 1612. King James I is looking to expand England’s influence in Europe, especially among the Protestants. He invites Prince Frederic of the Palatinate to London and offers him his sixteen-year-old ... Read more

Here Goes Nothing

By Eamon McGrath

 

Named a Fall 2020 Best Indie Read by the Globe and Mail

From Eamon McGrath, award-winning musician and author of the widely acclaimed Berlin-Warszawa Express, comes a smart and gritty novel that explores the lives of touring musicians

Here Goes Nothing, Eamon McGrath’s brave ... Read more

Kerouac & Presley

By André Pronovost
Translated by Fred A. Reed

Kerouac & Presley takes you on the road, guitar slung over your shoulder. Beginning in the Montreal neighbourhood where a teenage girl was brutally murdered in 1975, the International Year of the Woman, to an Abbey in Connecticut where a former starlet and Elvis co-star fled ... Read more

Lady Franklin of Russell Square

By Erika Behrisch Elce

Spring, 1847, and Lady Franklin is back in London expecting to greet her hero husband, polar explorer Sir John Franklin, upon his triumphant return from the Northwest Passage. But as weeks turn to months, she reluctantly grows into her public role as Franklin's steadfast wife, ... Read more

Léa

By Ariela Freedman

How do you change the world?Meet Léa, polyglot, labour activist, farbente feminist. Born to a large Jewish family and raised in a French Catholic town, Léa moves fluidly between languages and cultures. Her search for meaning and her instinct for justice place her at the centre ... Read more

Lucia

By Alex Pheby

A GLOBE & MAIL RECOMMENDED SUMMER 2021 READ

"A writer possessed of unusual indeed, extraordinary powers. .. Read [Lucia] with your eyes wide open. "—The Guardian

She is about thirty-three, speaks French fluently. . . [she] is gay, sweet and ironic, but she has bursts of anger ... Read more

My Two-Faced Luck

By Brett Josef Grubisic

1990. Transferred to Horsetail Institution and mortally ill, an inmate devotes his remaining weeks to a project--recording his history on cassette tape. The account describes a curious queer journey that began in rural New England in 1927. Meditating on ruined family, illicit ... Read more