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Fiction: Novels

By Lynn Crosbie

There are few authors who can get away with using words like “limbus,” “moiré,” and “souse” on the first page of a novel. Acclaimed poet and journalist Lynn Crosbie is one of them. Chicken, Crosbie’s ... Read More »

June 25, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Uzma Jalaluddin

Uzma Jalaluddin is the latest author to be smitten by Miss Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, the lovers so beset by pride and prejudice. Ayesha at Last takes the 200-year-old romantic comedy of manners, ... Read More »

June 25, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Leila Marshy

Set in the late 1980s around the time of the first Palestinian Intifada, Leila Marshy’s debut novel is a coming-of-age story about Nadia, a naive Montrealer who cannot decide whether she is Palestinian or Canadian. ... Read More »

June 18, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Grant Buday

The foreword, by art historian John O’Brian, informs us that Atomic Road was prompted by a historical footnote that mistakenly placed Louis Althusser in Saskatchewan. The French Marxist philosopher, who died in 1990, had never ... Read More »

June 14, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Liz Harmer

In her near-perfect debut novel, Liz Harmer taps into current anxieties about technology to explore themes of transcendence, post-urbanity, and survival. Harmer has won a National Magazine Award and been published in multiple literary journals; ... Read More »

June 11, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Shilo Jones

As it appears in the newspaper these days, Vancouver is a strange, divided city. This perception is reinforced in the expansive fiction debut from former tree planter, English teacher, and University of British Columbia MFA ... Read More »

June 7, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By David Adams Richards

Over a long and lauded career, David Adams Richards has carved out a spot as the chronicler of misery among the impoverished of New Brunswick’s Miramichi River region. With his new novel, he demonstrates that ... Read More »

June 4, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels