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By Ray Robertson

Small towns have always occupied a fraught place in Canadian storytelling. Unlike cities or the wilderness – places where things happen – small towns in our national literature have usually been defined by their sense ... Read More »

May 29, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Alison Hughes

Life’s been pretty good to cerebral 12-year-old Katherine-Charlotte (Kasey) Morgan, until she discovers a steadily growing red lump on her ankle. After a bone scan, germophobe Kasey finds herself in the hospital with a serious ... Read More »

May 29, 2018 | Filed under: Children and YA Fiction

By Michael Ondaatje

The dimmed lights that guided emergency vehicles during London’s wartime blackouts were known as warlight; this titular image sets the melancholy mood for Michael Ondaatje’s haunting new novel, which takes place in the years following ... Read More »

May 28, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Amy Stuart

Amy Stuart’s 2016 bestseller, Still Mine, which was nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel, began with a complicated premise. A woman arrives in town asking questions about another woman who has ... Read More »

May 24, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels