Books tagged: Narrative Theme: Coming Of Age
Brian Isaac?s powerful debut novel All the Quiet Places is the coming-of-age story of Eddie Toma, an Indigenous (Syilx) boy, told through the young narrator?s wide-eyed observations of the world around him.
It?s 1956, and six-year-old Eddie Toma lives with his mother, Grace, ... Read more
Following a stranger hoping he’s a long-lost friend, breaking into a relative’s home to retrieve your antidepressants, planning to get pregnant, getting pregnant, and trying to tell your husband you don’t want the baby, waiting all evening for your wife to compliment your ... Read more
By Sara Taylor
A visceral story of friendship, music, and bloody revenge
Rachel feels like she doesn’t fit in — until she finds heavy metal and meets Fern, a kindred spirit. The two form their own band, but the metal scene turns out to be no different than the misogynist world they want ... Read more
WINNER of the Kerry Schooley Book Award
A story as magical as it is real, that asks, if you could stop and restart time for a second chance, would you?
Boy’s final year of high school is unraveling. Fast. He had it all worked out, from crushing his final exams to military school ... Read more
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
Winner of the 2020 PMC Indigenous Literature Award
When Ralph Thomas comes across graffiti of a horse in an alleyway in the early hours of the morning, he is stopped in his tracks. He recognizes this horse. A half-asleep Indigenous homeless man sees Ralph’s reaction to the ... Read more
“It is the voice of the characters, the kindness of strangers, and the ingenuity and determination of our protagonist against terrible forces that make this story sing. ” — San Francisco Chronicle on Tucker’s debut, The Clay Girl
From the author of the Indie Next List ... Read more
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