Books tagged: Historical

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Haweaters, The

By Vanessa Farnsworth

The Haweaters brings to life the violent, real-life double-murder of Charles and William Bryan by two members of the Amer family on Manitoulin Island in 1877. Well known in its day, but unknown to us now, this murder pitted a wealthy landowner against his impoverished neighbour. ... Read more

Heat Wave

By Maureen Jennings

It's July 1936 and Toronto is under a record-breaking heat wave. Charlotte Frayne is the junior associate in a two-person private investigation firm, owned by T. Gilmore. Two events set the book’s plot in motion: an anti-Semitic hate letter is delivered to Gilmore, who up ... Read more

House Guests

Edited by Jessica Bradley & Gillian MacKay

Built by the Boulton family between 1817 and 1820, the Grange is Toronto's oldest remaining brick house. During the nineteenth century, the Grange was at the centre of the city’s social and political activity. Today, with its collection of furniture, artifacts, and art, it ... Read more

House of Blazes

By Dietrich Kalteis

 

Levi Hayes is out for gold — and blood — in this high-magnitude historical tear through the mean streets of San Francisco

In the days before the great earthquake and fire of 1906, Levi Hayes returns from San Quentin Prison with a plan. After serving five years for the theft ... Read more

Hunter and the Wild Girl

By Pauline Holdstock

Winner, City of Victoria Butler Book Prize
Shortlisted, Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize
A National Post Best Book of 2015

"The Hunter and the Wild Girl is powerful, almost elemental storytelling, an achievement not only of craft but of raw emotion. It pulses with vitality, building ... Read more

I Don't Know How To Behave

By Michael Blouin

I Don't Know How To Behave combines the true story of Canadian daredevil and stunt driver Ken Carter (1938-1983) with imagined biographical elements from the lives of Canadian film director Bruce McDonald and Canadian poet Gillian Sze. Along the way, this quintessential Canadian ... Read more

Icefields

By Thomas Wharton

In 1898, Doctor Edward Byrne slips on the ice of the Arcturus glacier in the Canadian Rockies and slides into a crevasse, wedged upside down nearly sixty feet below the surface. As he fights losing consciousness, a stray beam of sunlight illuminates the ice in front of him and ... Read more