Books tagged: Modern & Contemporary Fiction

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Fire in the Firefly

By Scott Gardiner

A wicked Richleresque satire about a charismatic advertising executive and the three beautiful women who turn his life upside down.

Julius Roebuck is the creative director of a successful ad agency, husband to the headstrong Anne, and father to three lively children. He is also ... Read more

Fireweed and Bracken

By Jennifer Coffey

Highlighting the tension between insiders and outsiders, and set against a sinister backdrop, Fireweed and Bracken follows the life of Effie Cambridge who, awkward and searching, leaves her complicated life in Ontario to work as a high school teacher in Charlottetown, PEI, where ... Read more

Fishing for Birds

By Linda Quennec

Winner of the 2019 American Book Fest Best Book Award for Women's Fiction; Finalist for Literary Fiction

Kate, a somewhat clumsy widow of thirty-two, flees her stifling hometown on Vancouver Island to live alone on an even smaller island in the Salish Sea. In so doing, she has ... Read more

Flush

By Sky Curtis

Finalist for the 2018 Arthur Eliis Award for Best First Crime Novel

Robin MacFarland is a somewhat eccentric and highly intelligent journalist for the Home and Garden section of a Toronto paper, who at age fifty-five looks aghast in the mirror and pronounces herself, "Old. Fat. ... Read more

Glittering Chaos, A

By Lisa de Nikolits

The adage about "what happens in Vegas" is funny precisely because we know it's wishful thinking. A Glittering Chaos is about what happens when "what happens in Vegas" comes home to haunt you. Melusine is a German librarian whose ho-hum world wobbles after she tags along when ... Read more

Grave Dancing on Two Left Feet

By Raphael Burdman

At times a comedy of terrors, pitting the severe pogrom pain of one side of our narrator’s family against the other’s imagined holocaust horrors in a contest of who suffered more, the consequences are deadly serious: when long-ago traumas trigger ones even more devastating ... Read more

Harshly Purring

By Michael Knox

A heartbroken derelict. An abruptly idealistic executive. A father trying to reconnect with his daughters. Three men inhabiting the same neighbourhood with completely divergent lives come together in a collision that will leave each of them changed forever. In his debut novel, ... Read more

Holy Rule

By Mary Frances Coady

Holy Rule takes place during three weeks in October, 1958, focusing on the lives of a group of nuns who teach at St. Monica's Girls' School. During this time of high autumn, the pope lies dying in Rome-- and then finally dies-- while thousands of miles away life carries on among ... Read more