Books tagged: Fiction: General & Literary

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A Desolate Splendor

By John Jantunen

 

A chilling portrait of a family fighting to preserve their humanity in a cruel and merciless world

The collapse of civilization has left the survivors scattered amongst a few settlements along the wilderness fringe of a land ravaged by war. Preyed upon by roving bands of sadistic ... Read more

A Grandmother Named Love

By A. S. Compton

Lorato lives a comfortable but lonely life in her retirement years, alone in the home her husband had built in their rural village on the Kalahari in southern Africa. She becomes a grandmother when she adopts Lesedi after the death of a neighbour from HIV-related causes. Then ... Read more

A Harsh and Private Beauty

By Kate Kelly

A Harsh and Private Beauty, is about the life and loves of Ruby Grace, now in her 89th year, on a train journey with her granddaughter back to Chicago, the city of her birth. When the book opens, Ruby is living in a retirement care home, but as a young woman, she was a jazz and ... Read more

A Palace in Paradise

By Mehri Yalfani

A Palace in Paradise is a novel about the complex Iranian refugee and immigrant community in Toronto and the way in which one woman's death changes the lives of many others. The people in this community are connected by family ties, cultural ties, romance, and the fact that, ... Read more

A Roll of the Bones

By Trudy J. Morgan-Cole

**CANADA BOOK AWARD WINNER*****SILVER, THE MIRAMICHI READER'S THE VERY BEST! COVER ART/DESIGN AWARD***

In 1610, John Guy established a small colony in Cupids, Newfoundland, on the very edge of a world unknown to Europeans. Two years later, he brought a shipment of supplies to ... Read more

A Season Among Psychics

By Elizabeth Greene

Judith, at fifty, feels that her life is irremediably stalled, and she is depressed. Although she has a secure job teaching English Literature at a university, she is the single mother of a son on the autistic spectrum who has been lurching through the school system, year by ... Read more

A Week of This

By Nathan Whitlock

?Whitlock possesses a strong command of language and an easiness with metaphor; his characters are drawn evocatively, even when they act predictably. ” ? Booklist ?The overlaying of the blandness of the town, the grayness of the weather, and the gradual eroding of people’s ... Read more

Aberhart Summer, The

By Bruce Allen Powe

It is the summer of 1935, and while young Doug Sayers is spending the summer going to movies and sneaking cigarettes and his friend Babe Roothe is discovering women, William Aberhart and the Social Credit Party are promising twenty-five dollars a month for everyone in Alberta. ... Read more