September 14, 2021
Read an Excerpt from The Shaytan Bride, Sumaiya Matin's Powerful True Story of Escaping Forced Marriage
As a small child, Sumaiya Matin had heard about the Shaytan Bride. A woman with something wrong with her. Maybe she was crazy, or defiant. Or maybe she was possessed, trapped or seduced by an evil spirit ...
August 25, 2021
Read an Excerpt from Mark Frutkin's The Artist and the Assassin, A Retelling of Revolutionary Artist Caravaggio's Life and Death
Italian artist Caravaggio revolutionized painting in the 17th century with his dramatic use of light and shadow (a technique known as chiaroscuro). During his life though, his tumultuous personal affairs ...
August 22, 2021
"The Pull of Words Had Become Urgent" Read an Excerpt from Music, Late and Soon, Robyn Sarah's Memoir of Her Two Artistic Passions
An out-of-the-blue phone call changed the artistic landscape of Robyn Sarah's life. A decorated poet with 11 collections released over more than four decades, Sarah is an integral part of the poetry ...
August 11, 2021
Read an Excerpt from Debut Novelist Pamela Korgemagi's The Hunter and the Old Woman, Featuring a Literal Cougar as Its Protagonist
Pamela Korgemagi's debut novel The Hunter and the Old Woman (House of Anansi Press) features a protagonist unlike almost any other. The titular Old Woman is not a woman at all — she's a cougar, living ...
July 29, 2021
"He Pictured His Rage and Saw it Had a Face" Read an Excerpt from Eddy Boudel Tan's Electric Novel, The Rebellious Tide
After a lifetime of trying to convince himself that he has no interest in the sailor who abandoned him and his mother, Sebastian's resolve is begin to crack. His long-suffering mother's death has changed ...
July 15, 2021
Read an Excerpt from Irish Author Doireann Ní Ghríofa's Haunting, Beautiful, and Genre Defying Book, A Ghost in the Throat
Part autofiction, part literary study, and part keen-eyed examination of domestic labour, Doireann Ní Ghríofa's strange, intense, and beautifully written A Ghost in the Throat (Biblioasis) is impossible ...
July 13, 2021
Read an Excerpt from Rob Benvie's Darkly Brilliant New Novel, Bleeding Light
Writer and musician Rob Benvie's newest book, Bleeding Light (Invisible Publishing) defies easy description. It follows four people, seemingly unconnected to one another, through wild journeys both physical ...
July 07, 2021
Read an Excerpt from Finnish Sensation Cristina Sandu's The Union of Synchronized Swimmers
Cristina Sandu's The Union of Synchronized Swimmers (Book*hug Press) follows six young women as they train for and journey to the Olympics. But unlike most of their fellow athletes, they're not just ...
June 03, 2021
Read an Excerpt from Every City is Every Other City by CanLit Mystery Master John McFetridge
John McFetridge's gritty Canadian mysteries and thrillers have earned him comparisons to Elmore Leonard for their smart, tight action, witty dialogue, and battered, reluctant heroes. His newest book, Every ...
May 20, 2021
Read an Excerpt from Philippa Dowding's Firefly, the Story of a Young Girl Finding Herself through Costumes After Family Trauma
Philippa Dowding has a special knack for exploring tough issues in her kids' books without sacrificing storytelling and imagination. She meets kids and teens where they are to tell fascinating and often ...