February 23, 2021
Excerpt: Don't Miss this Powerful Glimpse into the Lives of Country Vets in Gillian Wigmore's Night Watch: The Vet Suite
In Nightwatch: The Vet Suite (Invisible Publishing), acclaimed poet and novelist Gillian Wigmore takes readers into the unique lives of rural veterinarians. Wigmore comes by the incredibly in-depth ...
February 09, 2021
Read an Excerpt from Russell Banks' Stunning New Novel of Confession and Secrets, Foregone
Russell Banks is one of American letters' most treasured writers, exploring themes of violence, alienation, luck, and justice, often set against the backdrop of seemingly peaceful small towns in novels ...
January 27, 2021
Read an Story from Sea Loves Me, Newly Translated Short Fiction from Booker Prize Nominated Writer Mia Couto
The praise for Mozambican writer Mia Couto's literary talent is so enthusiastic it's almost overwhelming to summarize. With outlets from the Wall Street Journal to Vanity Fair (not to mention the Booker ...
January 14, 2021
Excerpt: Travel to a Disastrous Wedding Tradition in 1802 Toronto with Adam Bunch's The Toronto Book of Love
Toronto may be a young city on the world stage, but it's got plenty of fascinating history. No one knows that better than Adam Bunch, whose Toronto Book of the Dead explored the city's stories through ...
January 13, 2021
Excerpt: Josée Boileau Exposes Quebec's Dark Response to December 6 in Because They Were Women: The Montreal Massacre
Josée Boileau's Because They Were Women: The Montreal Massacre (Second Story Press, translated by Chantal Bilodeau) takes readers back to one of Canada's darkest days to memorialize the the fourteen ...
January 12, 2021
Read an Excerpt from Edem Awumey's Electric Novel of Love and Resistance, Mina Among the Shadows
Edem Awumey's Mina Among the Shadows (Mawenzi House, translated from French by Phyllis Aronoff and Howard Scott) is the newest offering from the Quebec-based author whose books have attracted accolades ...
December 15, 2020
Excerpt: Ann Burke's The Seventh Shot: On the Trail of Canada's .22-Calibre Killer Digs into a Killer Cop's Horrific Crimes
Ann Burke's The Seventh Shot: On the Trail of Canada's .22-Calibre Killer (Latitude 46 Publishing) goes back in time over thirty years to two horrific crimes that wouldn't be solved for decades to come. ...
December 03, 2020
Travel Back to Toronto in 1949 with an Excerpt from Caro Soles' Dancing with Chairs in the Music House
In Caro Soles's Dancing with Chairs in the Music House (Inanna Publications), a family's life in late 1940s Toronto takes a tragic turn. Ten-year-old Vanessa lives in a rooming house on Jarvis Street ...
November 25, 2020
Read an Excerpt from Will Toffan's Watching the Devil Dance, a Fascinating True Crime Story of Canada's First Spree Killer
For younger Canadians, the name Matthew Charles Lamb may not ring a bell. But those who know it will never forget the man who was dubbed Canada's first spree killer after a bizarre and unprovoked shooting ...
November 18, 2020
"As If You Were a Bird, Too" Read an Excerpt from Nina Berkhout's Stunning Novel Why Birds Sing
In poet and novelist Nina Berkhout's Why Birds Sing (ECW Press), opera singer Dawn Woodward has had a pretty tough week. First she melted down completely on stage, her voice failing her and her career ...