Books tagged: Narrative Theme: Coming Of Age

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Broke City

By Wendy McGrath

Broke City, the final book in Wendy McGrath's Santa Rosa trilogy, follows young Christine as she edges into self-awareness in the now-vanished Edmonton neighbourhood of Santa Rosa.

Budding with creativity that her working-class parents do not understand, Christine questions ... Read more

Dishwasher, The

By Stéphane Larue
Translated by Pablo Strauss

WINNER OF THE AMAZON CANADA FIRST NOVEL AWARD NOMINATED FOR CANADA READS A NEW YORK TIMES NEW & NOTEWORTHY BOOK A NOW MAGAZINE BEST BOOK TO READ FOR SUMMER 2019 As heard on CBC's The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright

 

It’s October in Montreal, 2002, and winter ... Read more

Even Weirder Than Before

By Susie Taylor

***CANADA BOOK AWARD WINNER******IPPY AWARDS BRONZE MEDAL, LGBT+ FICTION CATEGORY******SHORTLISTED FOR THE MIRAMICHI READER'S 'THE VERY BEST!' FIRST BOOK AWARD***

Daisy’s job is to be as unobtrusive as possible. But when her father suddenly leaves and her mother breaks down, ... Read more

Lightness

By Fanie Demeule
Translated by Anita Anand

Told with startling, unapologetic honesty and in a haunting, minimalist style, Lightness is the story of a woman's profound sense of alienation, beginning with her own physical body and its desires. In this original and moving take on anorexia, we go deep into the mind of the ... Read more

Salvation of Yasch Siemens, The

By Armin Wiebe
Afterword by Nathan Dueck

Born "on the wrong side of the double dike" in the mythical Mennonite village of Gutenthal, Yasch Siemens seems destined for a life as a hired hand in love with the wrong girl. But all of that changes when he meets Oata Needarp. Oata is determined to make Yasch hers, and it ... Read more

The Faerie Devouring

Edited by Catherine Lalonde
Translated by Oana Avasilichioaei

A modern-day fable and mythic bildungsroman, The Faerie Devouring tells the story of a young girl raised by her grandmother (a stalwart matriarch and wicked fairy godmother) following her mother?s death during childbirth. The absent mother haunts the story of this girl whose ... Read more