Books tagged: Small Town & Rural

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A Strange Kind of Comfort

By Gaylene Dutchyshen

FINALIST FOR THE 2021 EILEEN MCTAVISH SYKES AWARD FOR BEST FIRST BOOK

Secrets cannot stay buried forever

In the town of Ross Prairie, Caroline Webb and Sarah Bilyk are bound by family, duty, and a decades-old act of betrayal. On opposing sides of a long-simmering feud between ... Read more

Advocate

By Darren Greer

When Jacob is called back to Advocate, he is not only returning home again, something he knows he cannot really do; he is going to face his dying grandmother and the people of the town who turned on one of their own.

Twenty years earlier, when his uncle David came home, it was ... Read more

All That Belongs

By Dora Dueck

Catherine, an archivist, has spent decades committed to conserving the pasts of others, only to find her own resurfacing on the eve of her retirement. Carefully, she mines the failing memories of her aging mother to revive a mysterious Uncle and relive the tragic downfall of ... Read more

Always Brave, Sometimes Kind

By Katie Bickell

Winner of the 2021 Alberta Literary Awards’ George Bugnet Award for Fiction
Shortlisted for the 2021 ReLit Award for Fiction

An exciting debut novel told in connected short stories that captures the diverse and complicated networks of people who stretch our communities—sometimes ... Read more

And Miles To Go Before I Sleep

By Jocelyne Saucier
Translated by Rhonda Mullins

 

Away From Her meets Strangers on a Train in this follow-up to cult bestseller And the Birds Rained Down

After And The Birds Rained Down, a stunning meditation on aging and freedom, Jocelyne Saucier is back with her unique outlook on self-determination in this unsettling story ... Read more

Aubrey McKee

By Alex Pugsley

I am from Halifax, salt-water city, a place of silted genius, sudden women, figures floating in all waters. “People from Halifax are all famous,” my sister Faith has said. “Because everyone in Halifax knows each other’s business. ”

From basement rec rooms to midnight ... Read more

Autant

By Paulette Dubé

“If heaven is full of angels like me, hell must be empty.” So begins Autant, a tale woven over the course of four days and fifty-four years, based on the relationship between bees and one Franco-Albertan family, the Garances, of Autant, Alberta. Tension emerges in the balance ... Read more

Bad Ideas

By Missy Marston

 

Wildly funny and wonderfully moving, Bad Ideas is about just that — a string of bad ideas — and the absurdity of love

Trudy works nights in a linen factory, avoiding romance and sharing the care of her four-year-old niece with Trudy’s mother, Claire. Claire still pines ... Read more