Books tagged: Historical

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Dominion of Mercy

By Danial Neil

Edinburgh, 1917: Headstrong Highland lass Mary Stewart is a vibrant woman forced into the world's oldest profession in order to provide for her ailing father and younger sister in the city's Old Town. When her uncle, a well-to-do solicitor with political aspirations, thinks ... Read more

Drift

By Leo Brent Robillard

Paardeberg, South Africa is far from the Canadian prairies. In 1899, best friends from the small town of Portage la Prairie, Will and Mason, sign up with the Winnipeg Rifles' "A" Company to fight in the Second Boer War. Here they meet Robert, the silent anthropologist from Alberta ... Read more

Earth and High Heaven

By Gwethalyn Graham

When Erika Drake, of the Westmount Drakes, met and fell in love with Marc Reiser, a Jew from northern Ontario, their respective worlds were turned upside down. Set against the backdrop of the first three years of the Second World War, Earth and High Heaven captured the hearts ... Read more

Easter Pinkerton and the Case of the Heretic Blood

By Evan May

The year is 1883, and Easter Pinkerton is one of the most secret agents in the Crown's service. The greatest constant in her life has been her duty to the realm: she knows its secrets, safeguards its interests, and kills its enemies. Pinkerton's world of shadows, lies, and hidden ... Read more

Einstein's Gift

By Vern Thiessen

A revolutionary chemist, Dr. Fritz Haber discovered too late that when his knowledge was put in the hands of the wrong people, millions would die; his efforts to serve humanity futile against political will, nationalism, and war. This updated edition of Vern Thiessen’s Governor ... Read more

Elle

By Douglas Glover
Afterword by Lawrence Mathews

Winner, Governor General's Award for Fiction
Shortlisted, IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and Commonwealth Writers' Prize

A 16th-century belle turned Robinson Crusoe, a female Don Quixote with an Inuit Sancho Panza — this is the heroine of the novel that won the 2003 Governor General's ... Read more

Encountering Riel

By David D. Orr

Willie Lorimer is a young poetry student who forgot to resign his commission in the Canadian militia. When he is called up to join the fight against the Métis rebel leader, Louis Riel, Willie is scared, but bolstered by his own naïveté. The journey to the heart of the rebellion ... Read more