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The Western Contingent

by Jesse L. Anderson

Anderson’s debut novel introduces readers to a writer of lucid, hallucinatory prose worthy of comparison with Roberto Bolaño, Cormac McCarthy, and José Saramago

Loosely based on events that occurred during...


Dominion of Mercy

by Danial Neil

Edinburgh, 1917: Headstrong Highland lass Mary Stewart is a vibrant woman forced into the world’s oldest profession in order to provide for her ailing father and younger sister in the city’s Old Town. When...


The Willow Wren

by Philipp Schott

The touching and nuanced portrait of the rise and fall of Nazi Germany through the eyes of a resourceful German boy.

Ludwig is an odd and introverted child, growing up in Hitler?s Germany. While Ludwig?s father,...


Ridgerunner

by Gil Adamson

Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize Winner

Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalist

Part literary Western and part historical mystery, Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize winner Ridgerunner is now available as a paperback.

November...


Finding Callidora

by Stella Leventoyannis Harvey

A horrific betrayal sets the destiny of the Alevizopoulos family, farmers who dare to choose a side, first in the Great War of 1914-1918, then in the Greco-Turkish war of 1919-1922. Theodore, the patriarch,...


Dear Evelyn

by Kathy Page

WINNER OF THE 2018 ROGERS WRITERS' TRUST FICTION PRIZE • WINNER OF THE 2019 CITY OF VICTORIA BUTLER BOOK PRIZE • A 2018 KIRKUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR • A GLOBE AND MAIL BEST BOOK OF 2018 • A TORONTO STAR...


Young Renny

by Mazo de la Roche

First published in 1935, Young Renny takes us even further back in the Whiteoak family saga to 1906. Renny, the young master of Jalna, is just eighteen. His twenty-year-old sister Meg is engaged to marry the...


Paper Bride

by Nava Semel

Seen through the eyes of an illiterate twelve-year-old boy, Nava Semel's moving, at times lyrical fiction explores life in the Palestine of the 1930s - a world where a young Jew is prepared to undertake multiple...


Watching

by Jeff Edwards

How does a young woman of wealthy parents and high birth become the owner of one of the most famous bordellos in London?

We follow the life of Jade Green; the infamous Madam of The Garden of Eros, from her birth...


Great Betrayal

by Pamela Oldfield

A tale of family, secrets and lies, from a well-loved author - 1904, London. Lydia Daye adores her husband John, but his secret government job means he is often away. She consoles herself with her small son,...