September 15, 2022
Read an Excerpt from Harold R. Johnson's Final Book, The Power of Story
The late Harold R. Johnson was a master storyteller. He published a dozen books prior to his passing in February 2022 and was acclaimed for his fiction, which often drew on elements of his Cree heritage ...
August 25, 2022
Read an Excerpt from Eyes of the Rigel, Booker-Nominated Roy Jacobsen's Haunting Story of a Woman's Postwar Journey
In Europe, the end of the Second World War officially meant peace, but that peace was for many a deeply uneasy one. Collaborators and resistance fighters lived side by side, with communists, refugees, ...
August 17, 2022
Read an Excerpt from Grace Vanderzande's Story of Life and Love as an Ontario Farmer
Grace Vanderzande didn't set out to be a farmer or a writer, but falling in love led her to become both. When she met her husband and he shared his dream of owning and farming land in eastern Ontario, ...
July 07, 2022
Read an Excerpt from Bree Galbraith's Wednesday Wilson Fixes All Your Problems, an Inclusive Story of Ingenuity & Facing Fears
Wednesday Wilson, the heroine of the Wednesday Wilson early chapter book series by Bree Galbraith, is nothing if not resourceful. And she's at her best when her brainy ingenuity is called on by the ...
June 30, 2022
"Would It Be That Easy to Find a Bomb?" Read an Excerpt from Catherine Graham's Ireland-Set Novel, The Most Cunning Heart
Catherine Graham is known as a decorated writing instructor and poet (indeed, her most recent collection, Æther: An Out-of-Body Lyric, was just nominated for the Trillium Book Award and recently won ...
June 28, 2022
"I Stopped Wondering a Long Time Ago" Read an Excerpt from Katie Welch's Mysterious Bee Novel, Mad Honey
There are a lot of novels that open with disappearances, but very few with the return of the disappeared. Not only does Katie Welch's extraordinary new novel Mad Honey (Wolsak & Wynn) see Beck ...
June 22, 2022
"There are Certain Questions We Don’t Dare Ask" Read an Excerpt from Céline Huyghebaert's Extraordinary Novel, Remnants
Céline Huyghebaert's autofictional novel, Remnants (Book*hug Press, translated by Aleshia Jensen) is an unflinching and yet tender exploration of family and meaning, memory and connection. Multiple ...
June 15, 2022
For Father's Day, Read an Excerpt from Dad Bod: Portraits of Pop Culture Papas by Cian Cruise
From Mommy Dearest and Psycho to Sally Field's saintly mother in Forrest Gump and Terminator's Sarah Connor, moms and their impact hold a lot of storytelling significance in our culture. But what ...
June 13, 2022
Feel the Power of Indigenous Spoken Word in an Excerpt from Slam Coalkan Performance Poetry
Back in 2021, the Festival of the Peripheries (FLUP) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) came together to stage a spectacular poetry happening: 17 Indigenous ...
June 09, 2022
"Blood Blooming Like Flowering Tea" Read an Excerpt from Francine Cunningham's Debut Story Collection, God Isn't Here Today
If the eye-catching title of Francine Cunningham's debut short story collection—God Isn't Here Today (Invisible Publishing)—wasn't enough to signal a bold, irreverent, powerful new writer, the stories ...