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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
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 ...