Books tagged: Narrative Theme: Coming Of Age

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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

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

Egg Island

By Sara Flemington

Two laconic teenage runaways plunge deep into backcountry, farther and farther away from civilization, searching for an extraordinary place that may or may not exist.

On the move for who knows how long, Julia, age unknown, walks into a gas station. There, the tall, ominous kid ... 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******AMERICAN BOOK FEST, LGBTQ FICTION AWARD WINNER***

Daisy’s job is to be as unobtrusive as possible. But when her ... Read more

Evie of the Deepthorn

By André Babyn

A deeply affecting and daring novel about small towns, art, and loneliness.
“A gorgeous, urgent, nonlinear exploration of loss, belonging, rage, and connection, Evie of the Deepthorn announces André Babyn as an unmissable talent. ” — Grace O'Connell

What is Evie of the ... 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

Guy Who Pumps Your Gas Hates You, The

By Sean Trinder

"No one should ever work at a gas station long enough to get good at it," observes Brendan, the narrator of the debut novel from Sean Trinder.

Brendan is 20. He's been pumping gas for three years, working the evening shift at the CountryGas station in Winnipeg. He's gotten good ... Read more