Books tagged: Contemporary Lifestyle Fiction

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A Joy To Be Hidden

By Ariela Freedman

Alice Stein, a young graduate student living in a vivid and chaotic late-90s East Village, loses her father and grandmother in a single year and is given the task of cleaning out her grandmother's Brooklyn apartment. In the process of doing so, she begins to unlock a family ... Read more

Always Brave, Sometimes Kind

By Katie Bickell

Winner of the 2021 Alberta Literary Awards’ George Bugnet Award for Fiction
Shortlisted for the 2021 ReLit 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

Anthony

By Shayne McGreal

Following a stranger hoping he’s a long-lost friend, breaking into a relative’s home to retrieve your antidepressants, planning to get pregnant, getting pregnant, and trying to tell your husband you don’t want the baby, waiting all evening for your wife to compliment your ... 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

Boring Girls

By Sara Taylor

 

A visceral story of friendship, music, and bloody revenge

Rachel feels like she doesn’t fit in — until she finds heavy metal and meets Fern, a kindred spirit. The two form their own band, but the metal scene turns out to be no different than the misogynist world they want ... Read more

Chai Tea Sunday

By Heather Clark

 

Explore the true resilience of the heart and our raw determination to find goodness in a world fraught with adversity

One woman’s courage in the face of personal tragedy is at the heart of Heather A. Clark’s debut novel. Thirty-three-year-old Nicky Fowler thought her whole ... Read more

Cheap Thrills

By David Kloepfer

Cheap Thrills takes place over the course of a single weekend, beginning with the incessantly stoned Ethan and his roommate Phil discovering the body of their weed dealer in a Vancouver alley alongside a box of porno magazines and crime noir paperbacks. Tasked by his eccentric ... Read more

Daughter of Here

By Ioana Georgescu
Translated by Katia Grubisic

Daughter of Here is an experiment in memory, desire, and time. As she sifts through an international whirlwind romance with Célestin, her larger-than-life love for her daughter Mo, and her own childhood behind the Iron Curtain, Dolores's narrative shifts from Williamsburg, ... Read more