Books tagged: Modern & Contemporary Fiction

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A Diary in the Age of Water

By Nina Munteanu

Winnner (Silver), 2020 Literary Titan Book Awards

Centuries from now, in a post-climate change dying boreal forest of what used to be northern Canada, Kyo, a young acolyte called to service in the Exodus, discovers a diary that may provide her with the answers to her yearning ... Read more

Acqua Sacra

By Keith Henderson

Everything seems broken in Suzanna Ricci's life. Only 42, her marriage to Len has disintegrated. Her relationship to their teenage boys, Robin and Logan, is in need of repair. Now her mother, 'that martial soul,' wants her to restore the family home in Acqua Sacra, damaged by ... Read more

All That Belongs

By Dora Dueck

Catherine, an archivist, has spent decades committed to conserving the pasts of others, only to find her own resurfacing on the eve of her retirement. Carefully, she mines the failing memories of her aging mother to revive a mysterious Uncle and relive the tragic downfall of ... Read more

All That Is Solid Melts Into Air

By Carole Giangrande

Winner of the 2018 IPPY Gold Medal for Literary Fiction; Shortlisted for the 2017 Mary Sarton Award for Contemporary Fiction

In the morning fog of the North Atlantic, Valerie hears the frenetic ticking of clocks. She's come from Toronto to hike on the French island of St. Pierre ... Read more

All That Monk Business

By Barry Kennedy

Meet Buddy Monk, a barber, recently dropped by his social activist wife who has, for the last time, been deceived by her hypercompetitive husband's attempts to win anything, anyhow, all rules be damned. She's now trying her hand at waitressing, in a restaurant run by Buddy's ... Read more

Beneath the Statue

By Jeremy Colangelo

Beneath the Statue is an inventory of the tactics of the weak, the methods of the contained and the imprisoned, and the weapons of those who cannot fight. Each story is like its own small island on a vast sea, an isolated world where things work differently. Yet among the family ... Read more

Cam & Beau

By Maria Cichosz

Cam and Beau are best friends, roommates, and massive potheads. Life is sweet, except for one crucial thing: Cam will never get up the nerve to tell Beau Larky he's in love with him. Cam is a man of thought, not action, and would rather linger in doubt than risk losing the friendship. ... Read more

Carousel

By April Ford

Winner of the 2020 International Book Award for LGBTQ Fiction.

Margot Wright has led a deliberate life. At 18, she left her unusual and abusive family situation and never looked back, and then two years later she devoted herself wholly to Estelle Coté, her first and only love. ... Read more