Books tagged: Contemporary Women

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Amity

By Nasreen Pejvack

Amity provides a window to the wreckage caused by wars--the destruction and displacement that leave pain and life-long psychological disorders, here specifically within the contexts of Yugoslavia's dissolution and Iran's revolution.Payvand, an Iranian refugee and activist, still ... Read more

An Honest Woman

By JoAnn McCaig

If there ever was a time and place to explore the territory of mature women and their journeys this would be the time. The subjects of sex, passion, confidence in JoAnn McCaig’s An Honest Woman are beautifully played out against society’s stereotypes of women as they age ... Read more

And the Birds Rained Down

By Jocelyne Saucier
Translated by Rhonda Mullins

A CBC Canada Reads 2015 Selection! Finalist for the 2013 Governor General's Literary Award for French-to-English Translation Deep in a Northern Ontario forest live Tom and Charlie, two octogenarians determined to live out the rest of their lives on their own terms: free of all ... Read more

Anna, Like Thunder

By Peggy Herring

In 1808, the Russian Ship St. Nikolai ran aground off the Olympic Peninsula; this novel is based on this astounding historical event and the lives of the people affected.

In 1808, eighteen-year-old Anna Petrovna Bulygina is aboard the Russian ship St. Nikolai when it runs aground ... Read more

Art Life

By Catherine Ocelot
Translated by Aleshia Jensen

Winner of the Best Graphic Novel in Quebec 2018!

Catherine Ocelot wonders about her place as an artist, digging into the layers of what it means to live this Art Life. In her search for answers, she talks with seven artists from different disciplines who express their doubts, ... Read more

As You Were

By Elaine Feeney

Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize • Winner of the 2021 Kate O'Brien Award • Winner of the 2021 Dalkey Emerging Writer Award

Sinead Hynes is a tough, driven, funny young property developer with a terrifying secret. No-one knows it: not her fellow patients in a failing ... Read more

Aspects of Nature

By Rhoda Rabinowitz Green

Like the many surfaces of a gemstone, the varied aspects of human experience link the short stories in this collection, titled Aspects of Nature. Themes of finding one's identity; conflicts of family, career and romance; loneliness, death, loss, and feelings of displacement; ... Read more

Attemptations

By Kim Clark

Imagine you're given the startling news that your body is only capable of having six more orgasms. "It's either buck up or fuck up," decides Mel in "Six Degrees of Altered Sensation," adding this new restraint to the perplexity of single life with progressive Multiple Sclerosis. ... Read more