Books tagged: Historical

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As Little As Nothing

By Pamela Mulloy

 

“A buoyant and affecting portrait of four disparate souls striving to become their true selves on the cusp of major social change. ” — Kathleen Winter, author of Undersong

“With intimacy, acuity, and grace, Pamela Mulloy captures the complex inner lives of her characters, ... Read more

Bedtime Stories for the Edge of the World

By Shawna Dempsey & Lorri Millan

Into their re-imaginings of colonial North American myths, artists Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan have inserted women who question puritanical values of good and evil, right and wrong, and the sense of promise, space, resource, and opportunity that the so-called New World has ... Read more

Between Clay and Dust

By Musharraf Ali Farooqi

Shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize

Ustad Ramzi was once the greatest wrestler in the land, famed for his strength and unmatched technique. Young apprentices flocked to his akhara to learn his craft, fans adored him, and rival wrestling clans feared his resolve that ... Read more

Beyond Measure

By Pauline Holdstock

The art world of mid-16th century Italy comes to life through the eyes of a piebald slave stolen from her home and family in Africa.

Chiara, as she is eventually named, is sold to Paolo Pallavicino, an artist in service of Giuliano de Medici. When several unfortunate incidents ... Read more

Bird's Eye View

By Elinor Florence

A Toronto Star Bestseller!Rose, a Canadian intelligence officer in Britain in World War II, struggles with conflicting feelings about the war and a superior’s attention.

Rose Jolliffe is an idealistic young woman living on a farm with her family in Saskatchewan. After Canada ... Read more

Black Bread

By Emili Teixidor
Translated by Peter Bush

In the rough hill country of rural Catalonia, the Spanish Civil War is over and the villagers live under occupation by the fascist Civil Guard. With his father in jail, facing possible execution as a subversive, and his mother working long hours in a factory, eleven-year-old ... Read more

Blackbirds

By Garry Ryan

When youngSharon Lacey travels from Canada to England in the spring of 1940 in search ofthe father she never knew, she finds herself called upon to participate in amuch larger and more dangerous mission. For at eighteen, she is a gifted flierin an England desperate for pilots ... Read more

Bootlegger's Confession, The

By Allan Levine

SPAN lang=EN>P dir=ltr align=justify>It's 1922 and business is booming for Saul and Lou Sugarman-- ­thanks to prohibition. But business gets personal when the Sugarmans' brother-in-law ends up dead. Looking for answers, private detective Sam Klein is called in to investigate. ... Read more