November 14, 2018
Read an Excerpt from Want by Barbara Langhorst, A Sharp, Funny Family Story
In Barbara Langhorst's Want (Palimpsest Press), Delphine's life is happy and calm. She and her husband, Hugo, live in peace on a small hobby farm in the Prairies, studiously oblivious to contemporary ...
October 24, 2018
Read an Exclusive Excerpt from Anita Kushwaha's Side by Side, a Story of Sibling Love and Loss
In Anita Kushwaha's Side by Side (Inanna Publications), Kavita Gupta is facing the unimaginable. When her brother disappears, she drops everything to find him -- but 10 days later, she's told he's ...
October 18, 2018
Read an Excerpt from The Children's War by Short Fiction Star C.P. Boyko
Power can be a strange, amorphous thing, tilting the dynamics between people in unexpected ways. Acclaimed short fiction author C. P. Boyko mines those strange dynamics in his arresting new collection, The ...
September 26, 2018
Read Excerpt from Marianne Micros's Eye, a Collection Where Magic Won't Stay Buried
Travelling from modern day Europe and North American to ancient Greece, the stories in Marianne Micros's collection Eye (Guernica Editions) are steeped in myth and magic. Her characters deal with changelings ...
September 21, 2018
Read an Exclusive Excerpt from A Skeletal Wand by Ruth Roach Pierson
Governor General's Literary Award nominated poet Ruth Roach Pierson's newest collection, A Skeletal Wand (Palimpsest Press), is a gorgeous book, full of poems that are uneasy and arresting, sketched ...
June 26, 2018
Read an Excerpt from David Goudreault's Raw, Powerful, Darkly Funny Mama's Boy
Content warning: suicide, self-harmIn its original French edition, Mama's Boy (Book*hug) by David Goudreault (translated by JC Sutcliffe) was a smash hit - a bestseller, winner of the 2016 Grand Prix ...
January 09, 2018
Read an Excerpt from Richard Denniss' Curing Affluenza: How to Buy Less Stuff and Save the World
Curing Affluenza: How to Buy Less Stuff and Save the World by prominent Australian economist Richard Denniss (Between the Lines) interrogates the darkness behind the widely hated word in its title. ...
December 19, 2017
Find Your New NYE Traditions in This Excerpt from JonArno Lawson's But It's So Silly: A Cross-cultural Collage of Nonsense, Play and Poetry
Just as New Year's Eve approaches, JonArno Lawson has come to our research with ideas for what sounds like some extremely fun NYE traditions. In this exclusive excerpt from his new book But It's So Silly: ...
November 16, 2017
Read an Excerpt from Through the Sad Wood Our Corpses Will Hang by Ava Farmehri
On the same day in 1979 when a new, deeply orthodox government declared the birth of the Islamic Republic in Iran, Sheyda Porrouya, the narrator of Ava Farmehri's Through the Sad Wood Our Corpses Will ...
August 16, 2017
Read an Excerpt from Tim Bowling's The Heavy Bear!
The main character of The Heavy Bear (Wolsak & Wynn) by award winning novelist and poet Tim Bowling is a man named Tim Bowling.And that's far from the strangest detail in this rollicking, moving, ...