Books tagged: Narrative Theme: Coming Of Age

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Boring Girls

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

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

Dear Hearts

By Barbara Miller Biles

Dear Hearts is a collection of character-driven stories that are whimsical, sometimes magical, unsentimental yet poignant, and focus on the ways in which girls and women who were teenagers in the 1960s experienced the changing cultural values shaped by feminism. Many of them ... 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

Fruit

By Brian Francis

 

What do you get when you cross the Virgin Mary with Brooke Shields, add a trash-talking beauty queen wannabe and throw in a couple of talking nipples? One of the most laugh-out-loud books you’ll read all year.

Peter Paddington is 13, overweight, the subject of his classmates’ ... 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