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Ragged Company

Penguin Modern Classics Edition

by Richard Wagamese
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Paperback
tagged: literary, cultural heritage, native american & aboriginal

Four chronically homeless people–Amelia One Sky, Timber, Double Dick and Digger–seek refuge in a warm movie theatre when a severe Arctic Front descends on the city. During what is supposed to be a one-time event, this temporary refuge transfixes them. They fall in love with this new world, and once the weather clears, continue their trips to th …

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Dark Angel

Collected Stories

by Margaret Gibson
edition: Paperback
tagged: literary, short stories (single author)

“Gibson led readers into her world, which could be full of fear and sharp edges but was also intense and thrilling, a foreign place where the familiar glimmered and fractured, strangely beautifully under her talent.” — Toronto Star

From the moment she burst onto the Canadian literary scene with her instantly acclaimed debut book of stories, T …

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Transit

A Novel

by Rachel Cusk
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook Paperback
tagged: literary

**FINALIST for the Scotiabank Giller Prize; FINALIST for the Goldsmiths Prize; a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year; A New York Times Notable Book of the Year**

“A work of stunning beauty, deep insight and great originality.” —The New York Times

Brave and uncompromising. . . . A work of cut-glass brilliance.” —Financial Times

“Cusk’ …

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Alphabetique, 26 Characteristic Fictions

by Molly Peacock
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged: literary, literacy

Take the sumptuousness of Molly Peacock's own #1 bestselling The Paper Garden, the extraordinary creative variety of The Bedside Book of Birds, and the cat-nip-for-language-geeks appeal of Eats, Shoots and Leaves, and wrap it around tales rich with wisdom and humanity, and you get Alphabetique: the most gorgeous gift book of the season. 
      Mol …

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Five Wives

A Novel

by Joan Thomas
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Paperback
tagged: contemporary women, literary

WINNER OF THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S LITERARY AWARD FOR FICTION

GLOBE AND MAIL, CBC BOOKS, APPLE BOOKS, AND NOW TORONTO BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

In the tradition of The Poisonwood Bible and State of Wonder, a novel set in the rainforest of Ecuador about five women left behind when their missionary husbands are killed. Based on the shocking real-life event …

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Washington Black

A Novel

by Esi Edugyan
edition: Paperback
tagged: literary

Winner of the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize

A dazzling, original novel of slavery and freedom, from the author of the international bestseller Half-Blood Blues

When two English brothers arrive at a Barbados sugar plantation, they bring with them a darkness beyond what the slaves have already known. Washington Black – an eleven year-old field slave …

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That Time I Loved You

by Carrianne Leung
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Paperback
tagged: literary, family life

Shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award
Shortlisted for Markham Reads
A Globe and Mail Most Anticipated Book
A CBC Books Writer to Watch

Life is never as perfect as it seems. Tensions that have lurked beneath the surface of a shiny new subdivision rise up in this haunting depiction of 1970s suburbia

In her “compact gem of a collection” (The Globe …

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Vile Spirits

by John MacLachlan Gray
edition: Hardcover
tagged: historical, literary

Alcohol is once again legal in Vancouver after the failed experiment of prohibition, but pro-temperance sentiments remain strong. Politicians attempt appeasement by establishing the Liquor Control Board, which oversees supply, from the lofty circles of power down to bleak public drinking factories called “beer parlours.”

Then the Attorney Genera …

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Cambium Blue

by Maureen Brownlee
edition: Paperback
tagged: small town & rural, literary, family life

In 1994, at the outset of the bark beetle epidemic that will decimate millions of acres of pine forest in western North America, a fiercely independent lumber town faces a bleak future when its only sawmill is shuttered. Encouraged by a provincial government intent on transitioning the region from timber to tourism, the town council embraces a reso …

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The Relatives

A Novel

by Camilla Gibb
edition: Hardcover
tagged: non-classifiable, literary

From the renowned author of Sweetness in the Belly, The Beauty of Humanity Movement and This Is Happy, comes a bold, urgent and richly imagined novel about what it means to be a family in our modern world.

Lila is on a long, painful journey toward motherhood. Tess and Emily are reeling after their ugly separation and fighting over ownership of the e …