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Spring preview 2015: novels


ŒFollowing his Rogers Writers’ Trust–nominated Pastoral, protean novelist André Alexis returns to reclaim another almost-forgotten genre, the apologue (defined as an allegory in which animals adopt human consciousness). Fifteen Dogs (Coach House) features narrators implied in the title.

John Vaillant, author of the critically acclaimed non-fiction works The Golden Spruce and The Tiger, returns with a thriller, entitled The Jaguar’s Children (Knopf Canada), in the vein of le Carré’s The Constant Gardener.

French sculptor Camille Claudel sits at the heart of These Good Hands (Cormorant Books), the first novel since 2005’s Berth from Halifax-based Carol Bruneau.

Set during the Second World War, Sara Gruen’s novel At the Water’s Edge (Bond Street Books) tells the story of a colour-blind ex-socialite who attempts to restore his father’s good name by hunting down the Loch Ness Monster.

The grief that accompanies sudden death is the subject of The Birthday Lunch (Knopf Canada), the latest novel from best-selling author Joan Clark.

Eighteen-year-old Elena meets a seductive stranger in 1930s Saskatchewan and takes to the road in Connie Gault’s new novel, A Beauty (M&S).

The Mountain Story (Knopf Canada), the latest novel from Lori Lansens, features a man who tells his son the tale of being lost with three female companions for five days in a frozen mountain wilderness.

Lauren B. Davis follows up her harrowing look at a woman’s descent into alcoholism, The Empty Room, with Against the Darkening Sky (HarperCollins Canada), set in 7th-century England.

”A Measure of Light (Knopf Canada), the new novel by Beth Powning, tells the story of Mary Dyer, one of the first Quakers in the U.S.


January 15th, 2015

2:27 pm

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