Books tagged: Historical Fiction
By Marie-Célie Agnant
Translated by Katia Grubisic
In A Knife in the Sky, a journalist's decision to talk and a student?s desire to know puts them in the crosshairs of a murderous dictatorship. As the novel opens, Mika is dangerously engaged in the pursuit of truth during Haiti?s first Duvalier regime. Nearly thirty years later, ... Read more
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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 daughter’s search for her mother reveals her family’s past in a Japanese internment camp during the Second World War.
Lily Takemitsu goes missing from her home in Toronto one luminous summer morning in the mid-1980s. Her daughter, Rita, knows her mother has a history ... Read more
Winner of the Vine Award for Canadian Jewish Literature
Agnes, Murderess is a graphic novel inspired by the bloody legend of Agnes McVee, a roadhouse owner, madam and serial killer in the Cariboo region of British Columbia in the late nineteenth century. Fascinated by this legend--which ... Read more
Winner of the 2018 American Bookfest Best Book Award for Historical Fiction; Shortlisted for the 2018 GOETHE Book Awards for Post-1750s Historic Fiction; Shortlisted for the 2018 Eric Hoffer Award Grand Prize; Finalist for the 2018 International Book Awardfor Historical Fiction ... Read more
In 1808, the Russian Ship St. Nikolai ran aground off the Olympic Peninsula; this novel is based on this astounding historical event and the lives of the people affected.
In 1808, eighteen-year-old Anna Petrovna Bulygina is aboard the Russian ship St. Nikolai when it runs aground ... Read more
“A buoyant and affecting portrait of four disparate souls striving to become their true selves on the cusp of major social change. ” — Kathleen Winter, author of Undersong
“With intimacy, acuity, and grace, Pamela Mulloy captures the complex inner lives of her characters, ... Read more
By Glen Huser
Includes Author-Curated Discussion Questions!
From small-town Alberta, Curtis comes to Edmonton to obtain a teaching degree. There he forms a close friendship with his elderly, blind Aunt Harriet, considered a family pariah due to her eccentric enthusiasm for a lost world of ... Read more