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The Baudelaire Fractal

By Lisa Robertson
Narrator Allegra Fulton
Categories: Fiction

The debut novel by acclaimed poet Lisa Robertson, in which a poet realizes she's written the works of Baudelaire.

One morning, Hazel Brown awakes in a badly decorated hotel room to find that she’s written ...

Permission

By Saskia Vogel
Categories: Fiction

A grieving young woman learns something new about love from a dominatrix in this haunting and erotic debut.

Echo is a failing actress who prefers to lose herself in the lives of others rather than examine ...

Little Beast

By Julie Demers
Translated by Rhonda Mullins
Categories: Fiction

A little girl with a beard must find herself a home in this contemporary fairy tale.
It's 1944, and a little village in rural Quebec sits quietly beside an aging mountain and an angry river. The air ...

If Clara

By Martha Baillie
Narrator Jennifer Dale
Categories: Fiction

A mysterious manuscript falls into a bed-ridden writer's lap in this novel of broken bones, Syrian folktales, and plummets of all varieties.

In If Clara, nobody stands on firm ground. Daisy, an author ...

And the Birds Rained Down

By Jocelyne Saucier
Translated by Rhonda Mullins
Categories: Fiction

A CBC Canada Reads 2015 Selection! Finalist for the 2013 Governor General's Literary Award for French-to-English Translation Deep in a Northern Ontario forest live Tom and Charlie, two octogenarians determined ...

Lemon

By Cordelia Strube
Categories: Fiction

Lemon has three mothers: a biological one she's never met, her adopted father's suicidal ex, and Drew, a school principal who hasn’t left the house since she was stabbed by a student. She has one deadbeat ...

Nellcott Is My Darling

By Golda Fried
Categories: Fiction

Nominated for a 2005 Governor General's Award

Alice Charles has just moved to Montreal to go to McGill University. She’s never had a boyfriend and doesn’t know how to do laundry. She joins the Film ...

New Motor Queen City

By Patricia Seaman
Categories: Fiction

Super Octane Girls get down tonite! Coach House Books has unleashed the omnibus edition of Patricia Seaman's New Motor Queen City on an unsuspecting world.

Previously printed as a limited edition series ...