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Pale Shadows

By Dominique Fortier
Translated by Rhonda Mullins
Categories: Fiction

Dickinson after her death: a novel of the trio of women who brought Emily Dickinson’s poems out of the shadows 

When she died, Emily Dickinson left behind hundreds of texts scribbled on scraps of paper. ...

Yara

By Tamara Faith Berger
Categories: Fiction

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The Scent of Light

By Kristjana Gunnars
Introduction by Kazim Ali
Categories: Fiction

Kazim Ali introduces five autofiction novellas by Kristjana Gunnars—available in the U.S. for the first time, in a single, handsome volume

"Between the late eighties and late nineties, Kristjana Gunnars ...

The Baudelaire Fractal

By Lisa Robertson
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
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 ...