Books tagged: Narrative Theme: Coming Of Age

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All the Quiet Places

By Brian Thomas Isaac

A National Bestseller
Shortlisted for the 2022 Amazon Canada First Novel Award
Shortlisted for the 2022 Indigenous Voices Awards' Published Prose in English Prize
Longlisted for CBC Canada Reads 2022
An Indigo Top 100 Book of 2021
An Indigo Top 10 Best Canadian Fiction Book of 2021 ... Read more


By Shayne McGreal

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

As The Current Pulls the Fallen Under

By Daryl Sneath

Vector Sorn--intellectual and athletic prodigy--witnesses the tragic death of his mother when he is just fourteen years old. For the next four years, he does his best to maintain a sense of purpose, and at eighteen sets his sights on Quest University. The night before he departs, ... Read more

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


By Brent van Staalduinen

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

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

Chasing Painted Horses

By Drew Hayden Taylor

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

Cracked Pots

By Heather Tucker


“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