Quill and Quire

Fiction: Novels

By Michael Crummey

For its sheer extremes, both real and conjured, Newfoundland occupies a singular place in Canada’s history and literary imagination. While the typical Newfoundland narrative emphasizes the rugged terrain and pragmatic lifestyle of the land’s inhabitants ... Read More »

October 15, 2009 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Anne DeGrace

In 1967, an unidentified flying object crashed into the waters of Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia. The incident came to be known as “Canada’s Roswell.” Anne DeGrace, a writer from Nelson, B.C., uses this bit of ... Read More »

October 13, 2009 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Mark Sinnett

The Carnivore opens with a dramatic description of a flooded intersection in downtown Toronto during the first hours of Hurricane Hazel’s 1954 descent on the city. In this early stage of the storm, no one ... Read More »

October 5, 2009 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Cary Fagan

Cary Fagan is a prolific writer for both adults and children, with several picture books, novels, and short-story collections under his belt. His writing has garnered praise and awards, including the Toronto Book Award and ... Read More »

October 5, 2009 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Linwood Barclay

Tim Blake’s teenaged daughter Sydney has vanished. Her supposed co-workers claim never to have heard of her. The police begin to turn their investigation toward Blake. As the days stretch into weeks, the lack of ... Read More »

October 5, 2009 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Ray Robertson

Ray Robertson has experimented with recent history in his fiction, chronicling the waning of Kerouac and the Beat dream in What Happened Later and examining the kaleidoscope of the late 1960s country-hippie milieu in Moody ... Read More »

September 21, 2009 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels