Books tagged: Modern & Contemporary Fiction

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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

All the Quiet Places

By Brian Thomas Isaac

Finalist for the 2022 Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction
Longlisted for the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize
Winner of the 2022 Indigenous Voices Awards' Published Prose in English Prize
Shortlisted for the 2022 Amazon Canada First Novel Award
Longlisted for CBC Canada Reads ... Read more

Almost True

By Jan Rehner

Almost True is the story of an extraordinary friendship among four women living in a small village in Burgundy during World War II. Madeleine, the eccentric village beauty, is a spinner of stories and dreams. Léa, the doctor's daughter, is brave and resourceful. Simone, the ... Read more

Amusement Park of Constant Sorrow

By Jason Heroux

In Jason Heroux's disquieting third novel, Owen lives an enjoyable suburban life with his wife, Lila, until a knock at the door brings him face-to-face with a past he didn't know he had. The sudden revelation forces him to reconsider where he's from, what he is, and where he's ... Read more

Angel Wing Splash Pattern

By Richard Van Camp

With this special 20th Anniversary edition, Richard Van Camp re-releases his first bestselling collection of short stories. There is pain in these stories and there is loss. There is death, but there is also rebirth, and there is always the search from each of the narrators ... 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

Blue Bear Woman

By Virginia Pesemapeo Bordeleau
Translated by Ouriou Susan & Christelle Morelli

Blue Bear Woman is the first novel written by an Indigenous woman that was published in Quebec in the French language. The story of a young Cree woman's search for her roots and identity, Virginia Pesemapeo Bordeleau's debut novel, Ourse bleue, was originally published in 2007, ... Read more