Books tagged: Narrative Theme: Coming Of Age
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
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
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
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
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
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