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Catherine Hernandez at LiterAsian Festival in Vancouver (Sep 2017)

Catherine Hernandez reads from her acclaimed novel Scarborough at a free event at this year's LiterAsian Festival of Pacific Rim Asian Canadian Writing in Vancouver on September 21. ...more

Angie Abdou reads from In Case I Go on September 22 in Edmonton (Sep 2017)

Angie Abdou reads from her new novel In Case I Go at Audreys Books in Edmonton on September 22. ...more

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In Case I Go

By (author) Angie Abdou

The latest by Angie Abdou: young Eli invokes the spirit, and the mistakes, of his great-great-grandfather. In Canada Reads finalist Angie Abdou's fifth work of fiction, Eli and his parents have ...more

Don't Tell Me What to Do

By (author) Dina Del Bucchia

An offbeat story collection about strange, imperfect people doing strange, imperfect things. In poet Dina Del Bucchia's debut story collection, an older woman becomes obsessed with the state of her lawn, ...more

Oracle Bone

By (author) Lydia Kwa

A magic-realist novel set in seventh-century China featuring ghosts, martial arts, and the transformative oracle bone. Life in seventh-century China teems with magic, fox spirits, and demons; there is a fervent ...more

Tarry This Night

By (author) Kristyn Dunnion

A powerful dystopian novel set during a new American civil war, about a polygamist cult leader and his followers. In this eerily relevant, cautionary novel, a civil war is brewing in ...more


By (author) Catherine Hernandez

City of Toronto Book Award finalist Scarborough is a low-income, culturally diverse neighbourhood east of Toronto, the fourth largest city in North America; like many inner-city communities, it suffers under the ...more

Blood, Sweat, and Fear

The Story of Inspector Vance, Vancouver's First Forensic Investigator

By (author) Eve Lazarus

The intriguing criminal cases of pioneer forensics expert John Vance, "Canada's Sherlock Holmes." During his forty-two-year-career he helped detectives in Vancouver, Victoria, and throughout BC solve hit-and-runs, safe-crackings, and some of ...more

Everything Is Awful and You're a Terrible Person

By (author) Daniel Zomparelli

A YouTube star becomes famous after he documents his breakup online. An anxious, lactose-intolerant office worker obsesses over a stranger who says "Nice shorts, bro" to him in passing. A ...more

a place called No Homeland

By (author) Kai Cheng Thom

Winner, Writers' Trust of Canada's Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers This extraordinary poetry collection is a vivid, beautifully wrought journey to the place where forgotten ancestors live and monstrous ...more

Home and Away

Simple, Delicious Recipes Inspired by the World's Cafes, Bistros, and Diners

By (author) Darcy Shore and Randy Shore

A cookbook inspired by how food from around the world not only connects us all, but also reminds us of home. Cooking outside one's comfort zone is now easier than ...more

Rough Patch

By (author) Nicole Markotić

A YA novel about Keira, a figure skater just entering high school who's intrigued about kissing both boys and girls. In this compelling novel for young adults, Keira is a quirky ...more

Conflict Is Not Abuse

Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair

By (author) Sarah Schulman

Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Non-Fiction winner From intimate relationships to global politics, Sarah Schulman observes a continuum: that inflated accusations of harm are used to avoid accountability. Illuminating the difference ...more



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