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Butter Honey Pig Bread

by Francesca Ekwuyasi
edition: Paperback
tagged: sagas, literary, lesbian, contemporary women

Longlisted for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize

An intergenerational saga about three Nigerian women: a novel about food, family, and forgiveness.

Butter Honey Pig Bread is a story of choices and their consequences, of motherhood, of the malleable line between the spirit and the mind, of finding new homes and mending old ones, of voracious appetites, …

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Shut Up You’re Pretty

Stories

by Téa Mutonji, narrator Jemeni
edition: Audiobook
tagged: short stories (single author), lesbian

 

Finalist, Rogers Writers’ Trust of Canada Fiction Prize; Finalist, Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction; a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year

In Téa Mutonji’s disarming debut story collection, a woman contemplates her Congolese traditions during a family wedding, a teenage girl looks for happiness inside a pack of cigarettes, a mother reconn …

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Pink Icing and Other Stories

narrator Pamela Mordecai
edition: Audiobook
tagged: short stories (single author), literary

 

Telling stories of ordinary lives with extraordinary skill, Pamela Mordecai draws delicately detailed portraits of life in Jamaica and other islands, with occasional trips to Canada. Her characters speak with the cadences of the Caribbean, and cope with the universal experiences of birth and death, joy and betrayal.

In “Hartstone High”, a group …

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Pushing Bobby's Cadillac

by Pearce, Allan Dare
edition: eBook
tagged: historical, political, non-classifiable

It’s 1968, and Aiken Day’s life is in chaos.

Living in Windsor, Ontario, he suffers bleak visions and nightmares—flashbacks to the killing, the slaughter of the Essex Scottish Regiment on the shale beaches of Dieppe. His wife, the elegant former professor Paris Day, has run off with a civil rights group whose members have traded peaceful prot …

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Ladies of the Night

Stories

by Althea Prince, narrator Jemeni
edition: Audiobook
tagged: short stories (single author), contemporary women

 

Ladies of the Night is set in Toronto and Antigua. With women's loves and lives as their focus, the stories contain dramatic twists and turns: some humorous, others shocking and disturbing, all leaving a haunting melody behind. The Toronto stories capture the issues women face as they walk the ground of intimate and family relationships in that ci …

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What We All Long For / Love Enough

Two Toronto Novels

by Dionne Brand
edition: Paperback
tagged: contemporary women, lesbian, family life

Together in a single volume, two beloved novels by one of our most celebrated and important writers.

Tuyen is an aspiring artist and the daughter of Vietnamese parents who've never recovered from losing one of their children while in the rush to flee Vietnam in the 1970s. She rejects her immigrant family's hard-won lifestyle, and instead lives in a …

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His Christmas Gift & Decadent Holiday Pleasures

by Janice Sims & Pamela Yaye
edition: eBook
tagged: contemporary, romance

HIS CHRISTMAS GIFT

Two years ago, Alia Youngblood’s husband was taken prisoner on a top secret military mission. Now Adam Braithwaite is back and nothing like the confident physicist she married. This Adam is guarded, mistrustful…and still evokes a passion Alia can’t deny. She vowed for better or for worse and she won’t give up now. But when …

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The Blue Road

A Fable of Migration

text by Wayde Compton, illustrated by April dela Noche Milne
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: literary, emigration & immigration

A Quill and Quire Best Book of the Year

In this stunning graphic novel, Lacuna is a girl without a family, a past, or a proper home. She lives alone in a swamp made of ink, but with the help of Polaris, a will-o'-the-wisp, she embarks for the fabled Northern Kingdom, where she might find people like her. The only way to get there, though, is to trav …

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The Lost Sister

A Novel

by Andrea Gunraj
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: non-classifiable, historical, coming of age

The anticipated sophomore novel from the celebrated author of The Sudden Disappearance of Seetha, which Quill & Quire called "an exciting, memorable debut." Partially inspired by the real-life experiences of a former resident of the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children, The Lost Sister bravely explores the topics of child abuse, neglect, and abduc …

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