Books tagged: Historical Fiction

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A Roll of the Bones

By Trudy J. Morgan-Cole

**CANADA BOOK AWARD WINNER**

In 1610, John Guy established a small colony in Cupids, Newfoundland, on the very edge of a world unknown to Europeans. Two years later, he brought a shipment of supplies to his all-male settlement: 70 goats, 10 heifers, 2 bulls, and 16 women. A Roll ... Read more

Agnes, Murderess

By Sarah Leavitt

Agnes, Murderess is a graphic novel inspired by the bloody legend of Agnes McVee, a roadhouse owner, madam and serial killer in the Cariboo region of British Columbia in the late nineteenth century. Fascinated by this legend?which originated in a 1970s guide to buried treasure ... Read more

Destination Prairie

By Cathie Bartlett

Bartlett beautifully describes the heart-aching lonelinessof a newcomer and gives an important glimpse into a lowly life of a hired gird

Elizabeth of Bohemia

By David Elias

 

A sweeping, cinematic novel about the life of the Winter Queen, Elizabeth Stuart

October 1612. King James I is looking to expand England’s influence in Europe, especially among the Protestants. He invites Prince Frederic of the Palatinate to London and offers him his sixteen-year-old ... Read more

Fox

By Margaret Sweatman

Fox moves on quick and elegant feet through the terror and exhilaration of Winnipeg's 1919 General Strike, the most turbulent period of the city's history. In a novel of remarkably vivd, kinetic power, the collision of the wealthy and working classes after the First World War ... Read more

Grandmother, Laughing

By Armin Wiebe

Until she met Obrum Kehler, serious Sarah Sudermann had never laughed. Her mother said she always reached for the black things first. As a young girl, she was haunted by a vision of her grandmother bolt upright in her black trough coffin, laughing so hard her bonnet slipped ... Read more

Langosh & Peppi

By Veronica Post

This debut graphic novel tells the story of the 2015 European "migrant crisis" in Budapest, Hungary through the perspective of Langosh and Peppi, a vagabond and his faithful dog. The pair brings to mind an older, down-on-their-luck Tintin and Snowy with adventures to match. ... Read more