Books tagged: Modern & Contemporary Fiction

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A Diary in the Age of Water

By Nina Munteanu

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 for Earth's past--to the Age of Water, when the ... 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

Benjamenta College of Art, The

By Alan Reed

Alan Reed's lyric novel, The Benjamenta College of Art, is a story about walking into an unknown world and meeting yourself there. At the Benjamenta College of Art, you can sit on the roof of a building and draw until supper because it is your designated work. Your life is an ... Read more

Carousel

By April Ford

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. But now, at 45, freshly retired from a career in antique firearms ... Read more

Filthy Sugar

By Heather Babcock

Set in the mid-1930s, Filthy Sugar tells the story of Wanda Whittle, a nineteen-year-old dreamer who models fur coats in an uptown department store, but who lives in a crowded rooming house with her hard-working widowed mother and shrewd older sister, Evelyn, in the "slums" behind ... Read more

Hovering World

By Peter Dubé

A day-in-the-life novel — but what a day, what a life! Peter Dubé's first novel, Hovering World, moves effortlessly from sunlight to midnight and far beyond, in passages that are by turns haunting and haunted, surreal and erotic. The arrival of a photo of an angel sets off ... Read more

Mina's Child

By Paul Butler

Mina's Child imagines a second generation springing from the "heroes"' in Bram Stoker's Dracula. In 1921, Mina and Jonathan Harker's daughter, Abree, a student at King's College, London, starts to question the extraordinary adventures her parents claim to have experienced in ... Read more

Tamarind Sky

By Thelma Wheatley

When British immigrant Selena Jones marries Aidan Gilmor, a Sinhalese-Eurasian -- part British -- from Sri Lanka in the 1960s in Toronto, a passionate clash of culture ensues. Selena's mother in Wales is horrified when Selena brings Aidan home to Wales for the wedding. Back ... Read more