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Brighten the Corner Where You Are

A Novel Inspired by the Life of Maud Lewis

by Carol Bruneau
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: literary, cultural heritage, contemporary women, biographical

A brilliant novel reimagining the life of internationally renowned folk artist Maud Lewis by an award-winning author.

But I had known since forever that it's colours that keep the world turning,
that keep a person going.

One glimpse of the tiny painted house that folk art legend Maud Lewis shared with her husband, Everett, in Marshalltown, Nova Sc …

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Here Goes Nothing

A Novel

by Eamon McGrath
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: literary, biographical, individual composer & musician

 

A smart, gritty examination of the lives of touring musicians

Here Goes Nothing, Eamon McGrath’s brave second offering and follow-up to 2017’s widely acclaimed Berlin-Warszawa Express, once again explores the world of touring musicians — but this time McGrath expands his scope and perspective from the inner dialogue of a traveling songwriter …

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Daughter of Here

by Ioana Georgescu, translated by Katia Grubisic
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: biographical, cultural heritage

Daughter of Here is an experiment in memory, desire, and time. As she sifts through her international whirlwind romance with Célestin, her larger-than-life love for her daughter Mo, and her own childhood behind the Iron Curtain, Dolores's narrative shifts from Williamsburg, to Tokyo, to Bucharest before and after the fall, and to Cairo at the firs …

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Petra

by Shaena Lambert
edition: Paperback
tagged: biographical, espionage, literary

Inspired by Petra Kelly, the original Green Party leader and political activist who fought for the planet in 1980s Germany, Shaena Lambert brings us a captivating new novel about a woman who changed history and transformed environmental politics--and who, like many history-changing women, has been largely erased. Award-winning novelist Madeleine Th …

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Memoirs and Misinformation

A novel

by Jim Carrey & Dana Vachon
edition: Hardcover
tagged: biographical, black humor, visionary & metaphysical

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"None of this is real and all of it is true." --Jim Carrey
From movie star Jim Carrey and novelist Dana Vachon, a fearless and semi-autobiographical novel about acting, Hollywood, agents, celebrity, privilege, friendship, romance, addiction to relevance, fear of personal erasure, destruction of persona, …

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Panegyric

by Logan Macnair
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: literary, biographical

When underachieving writer Larry Mann is granted the lucrative opportunity to ghostwrite the memoirs of the notorious and eccentric businessman-turned-politician Maxime Montblanc, he accepts immediately, tantalized by the financial benefits he's promised. However, as the two men begin to learn about and confide in one another, hints of their pasts …

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Kawai Scrolls

by Louis Druehl
edition: Paperback
tagged: biographical

His Hopi princess bride has left him for the head of the philosophy department and his PhD thesis is stalled; what is left for an Iowa farmboy to do but to board a slow boat to Yokohama? John Fox leaves the academic desert of New Mexico for Japan, in search of fame and inspiration among the Ainu, the white aborigines of Hokkaido. While his adventu …

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Coming Through Slaughter

by Michael Ondaatje, narrator Dion Graham
tagged: literary, biographical, historical

Many readers still claim this haunting, atmospheric novel of Michael Ondaatje's as their first love - a novel as sensual and erotic today as ever it was. At the turn of the century, the Storyville district of New Orleans had some 2000 prostitutes, 70 professional gamblers, and 30 piano players. But it had only one man who played the cornet like Bud …

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Symphony No. 3

by Chris Eaton
edition: Paperback
tagged: biographical, psychological, historical

Symphony No. 3 follows the life of renowned French composer Camille Saint-Saëns as he ascends from child prodigy to worldwide fame. As his acclaim grows in Paris, the musical world around him clamours with competitors, dilettantes, turncoats and revenge seekers. At the height of his success, Camille leaves everything behind to embark on a Dantean …

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